It seems every year my resolution is to transcribe and arrange more songs for ukulele, and every year I stop after just one. So here we are, this is the one for 2021…
You’re Beautiful by James Blunt is a pretty simple song but it works well enough and it’s a good level for me to transcribe into a chord melody for now.
Let’s start with me playing through my simple arrangement.
Now I was trying to mimic the video here but my wife said that I just made myself look like I was homeless. If you haven’t seen the official video it’s worth a look.
Here’s the video lesson for this song…
My arrangement is really simple, it’s mainly the melody with the odd strum thrown in to pad it out a bit. It should be pretty simple of anyone that had been playing for a while and can be played exclusively with the thumb of your strumming hand.
The whole arrangement revolves around 4 chords: F, C, Dm and Bb so if you’re fancying a strum you can pretty much just repeat those throughout.
In the video above I kept the mistake that James left in the recording where he sings the opening line twice as he came in a little early. After I play the first bar from the tab above, I then strum the remaining chords before coming back to the tab and playing through.
I will have to apologise for the tab on this one as after an upgrade to my laptop operating system I can no longer open Guitar Pro 6 so have downloaded MuseScore for tabbing which definitely isn’t the most intuitive piece of software I’ve ever used. Still it’s free so I can’t complain.
You’re Beautiful Solo Ukulele Tab
If you do manage to play a version of this, I’d love to see it so drop me an email, tag me on Instagram, whatever it is the kids are doing these days.
One thought on “You’re Beautiful by James Blunt Solo Ukulele Arrangement”
i just discovered your Ukulele Go page and your arrangement on You’re Beautiful.
i would like to learn and play more songs using Ukulele Tab.
Where do i go from here?