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Mailbag Request: “Jump” By Van Halen – Intro Tab

I don’t always respond to the tab requests I get. Usually because they aren’t nearly as fun, charming, and easy as Laz’s from the other day:

Hello Brad. Love the jump video. I can do the first 9 notes in the video. The last 2 in that first part are just not sounding right as if I’m not in the right spots. I’d pay for tabs of your version. Please. Of course my wife says just look it up online and those suck. I say to wife listen (one tab set had it also as an audio sample) and it’s lame. Like I want your version of jump or no deal. I want the Andrew Molina version of sweet child of mine or no deal. I think my wife gets it. So please make this 46 year old man who bought a bigger uke for jump, jump up and down like a kid and send me tabs of your version.

Who could resist? Definitely made my day to find this in my inbox.

The tab is brutally simple. Van Halen’s Jump as I taught it in an old video lesson.

A |—5-7-3-3-3-5-5-7-0-0—----|
E |—7-8-5-5-5-7-7-8-1-1-3-3-|
C |—----------------0-0-4-2-|
G |—----------------0-0-5-5-|

And here’s the old (6 years ago!) video lesson:

Meet The Author:

Brad Bordessa

Brad plays 'ukulele on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He writes original music, performs, and hunts unicorns - all with only an 'ukulele.

2 comments… add one
  • Natalia Oct 4, 2016, 1:01 am

    Hey Brad, so cool haha, love how you introduced this post. Ukulele rocks.

  • Natalia Oct 4, 2016, 1:03 am

    Hey Brad, I think my previous comment got lost :D I wanted to say cool blog, Ukulele rocks and thanks for the video, I love it :)

    P.S.: If you want to expand your lessons, you might want to check sofasession.com, you can upload multi-tracks of songs (for contributions/practicing) and give your followers some added value :)

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