Ripple by The Grateful Dead arranged for Fingerstyle Ukulele

By | June 11, 2015

Grateful Dead - American BeautyWhile there is a wonderful book of fingerstyle Grateful Dead arrangements for guitar by Fred Sokolow, us ukulele players have no such luck. Until Fred gets around to doing one for ukulele (he did the Jumpin’ Jim Bluegrass Ukulele Songbook, after all) we’ll have to manage on our own. To that end, I’ve done a simple arrangement of Ripple in fairly traditional fingerstyle fashion. Tabs are of course provided below for your enjoyment.

7 thoughts on “Ripple by The Grateful Dead arranged for Fingerstyle Ukulele

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  2. Forrest

    This is beautiful. What is the fingerpicking pattern, if you don’t mind my asking. I can’t make it out. Thanks!

    1. Matt Post author

      Hi Forrest – Thanks for your kind words. This post links to the tablature, which should make the pattern fairly clear. It’s mostly a “bum-ba-dee-da” pattern on strings 2-4 with melody happening on string 1.


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