St Vincent – New York (Tab)

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St Vincent – New York (Tab)

I’m mostly into St Vincent for the wild guitar playing and shuffle dancing. But this beautiful, straightforward ballad immediately struck me as prime for a ukeing. And other than a few big pinkie-stretches it works very neatly.

I’m mostly playing this very loosely without any strict pattern. In the first and third verses I throw in a lot of index-finger flicks where – rather than picking the note – I’ll flick my index finger upwards to catch the melody note and one or two other strings. This helps fill in the sound a little. In the second verse I switch to full strumming to get an even larger sound.

The only part that requires strict one finger per string picking is the rapid picking in bar 7 which is extended in the coda. Other than that you can play it however you feel it.


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