This was the most fun I’ve had in awhile arranging a solo ukulele arrangement of a popular song.
Adele’s Easy On Me took the world by storm late 2021 and now you can play it on ukulele.
In this video, I perform my arrangement of Easy On Me played solo on ukulele. This arrangement features single-note plucked melody, like in the intro and turnaround hook, as well as combines the chords to provide rich harmony. In the choruses, the energy opens up with full out strumming while still featuring the melody.
Take a listen for yourself!
You can learn how to solo Easy On Me note-for-note on your ukulele, just like I did, with the ukulele tab.
How to Get the Ukulele Tab For “Easy On Me”
As a Signature Artist for Musicnotes.com, one of the oldest and largest online sheet music websites, I’m able to license this arrangement and share it with you!
If you decide to buy the ukulele tab, you are supporting me and the artists behind this song.
Alternatively, you can get a free sample of the song, which will allow you to learn the entire first verse!
A Personal Note About the “Easy On Me” Arrangement
Arranging ukulele tab for songs like Easy On Me solo for the ukulele is a really challenging process, but it’s one of my favorite processes.
This song in particular really, really challenged me. Figuring out how to balance a picked melody with full-sounding strummed chords is tough! But you have to let the process play itself out, because as you work through it, things start to make more sense.
In fact, earlier this week I recorded several performances of the song over the course of an afternoon, but it just wasn’t working… even though I had already spent more than 40 hours working on and practicing the arrangement 🙁
The choruses didn’t “lift” how I wanted them too in my first attempt – there was no energy.
So I ended up rearranging the choruses to lift that energy. Then, I had to practice the new changes in time to re-record them the next day!
I share all this for one reason…
I hear from a lot of players who think playing solo on ukulele is something you either can do effortlessly or not at all… but that’s just not the reality.
Arranging and performing a song like this one takes a lot of work. It takes time to figure out what works best for the arrangement, especially on a four-string instrument like the ukulele! And then, once you have that, you have to practice to work on communicating the performance of the song… and sometimes your first performance doesn’t go well!
So if you are on your own journey to play the ukulele solo, just remember it takes time… be patient and stay persistent in your practicing.
This one sure took me a lot of time but I’m overall happy with the result and glad I can share my performance and the ukulele tab with you!