Uh Huh
by Julia Michaels • Lesson #74 • Jun 7, 2017
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Chords needed
Here’s how to play the chords used in this song:
E –––0––––4–––––4––––5––––7––––7––––
B –––0––––5–––––4––––5––––7––––7––––
G –––1––––6–––––4––––6––––8––––8––––
D –––2––––6–––––6––––7––––9––––7––––
A –––2––––4–––––6––––7––––9––––9––––
E –––0––––––––––4––––5––––7––––7––––
E C#m G#m A B B7
Chord progressions
With the exception of the brief prechorus, the entire song is played with these four chords in this order:
E . . . C#m . . . G#m . . . A . . .
For the prechorus, you’ll simply do two measures of B and then two measures of B7 to build things up:
B . . . B . . . B7 . . . B7 . . .
Intro and verse riff
In total, here’s the tabs for the main riff you hear in the intro and verse of the song.
E ––––––––––0–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––5–x–––––
B ––––––––––0–x––––––––––––5–5–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––5–x–––––
G ––––––––1–1–x––––––––––6–––6–x––––––––––––4–4–x––––––––––––6–6–x–––––
D ––––––2–––2–x––––––––6–––––6–x––––––––––6–––6–x––––––––––7–––7–x–––––
A ––––2–––––2–x–/6–––4–––––––4–x––––––––6–––––6–x––––––––7–––––7–x–––––
E ––0–––––––0–x–––––––––––––––––––––––4–––––––4–x–4––––5–––––––5–x–––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
If you want to learn this riff and are at all confused, I recommend following these steps so you’re adding one thing at a time. Note the timing I include in each tab writeup below… this is helpful to understand which beat each thing is happening on.
Step 1: rhythm basics
E ––0––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––5–––––––––––––––
B ––0––––––––––––––––5––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––5–––––––––––––––
G ––1––––––––––––––––6––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––6–––––––––––––––
D ––2––––––––––––––––6––––––––––––––––6––––––––––––––––7–––––––––––––––
A ––2––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––6––––––––––––––––7–––––––––––––––
E ––0–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––5–––––––––––––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Step 2: add arpeggios
E ––––––––––0––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––5–––––––
B ––––––––––0––––––––––––––5––––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––5–––––––
G ––––––––1––––––––––––––6––––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––6–––––––––
D ––––––2––––––––––––––6––––––––––––––––––6––––––––––––––––7–––––––––––
A ––––2––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––––6––––––––––––––––7–––––––––––––
E ––0–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––5–––––––––––––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Step 3: end each chord on a full strum
E ––––––––––0––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––5–––––––
B ––––––––––0––––––––––––––5–5––––––––––––––––4––––––––––––––––5–––––––
G ––––––––1–1––––––––––––6–––6––––––––––––––4–4––––––––––––––6–6–––––––
D ––––––2–––2––––––––––6–––––6––––––––––––6–––6––––––––––––7–––7–––––––
A ––––2–––––2––––––––4–––––––4––––––––––6–––––6––––––––––7–––––7–––––––
E ––0–––––––0–––––––––––––––––––––––––4–––––––4––––––––5–––––––5–––––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Step 4: after each full strum, mute all strings
E ––––––––––0–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––5–x–––––
B ––––––––––0–x––––––––––––5–5–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––5–x–––––
G ––––––––1–1–x––––––––––6–––6–x––––––––––––4–4–x––––––––––––6–6–x–––––
D ––––––2–––2–x––––––––6–––––6–x––––––––––6–––6–x––––––––––7–––7–x–––––
A ––––2–––––2–x––––––4–––––––4–x––––––––6–––––6–x––––––––7–––––7–x–––––
E ––0–––––––0–x–––––––––––––––––––––––4–––––––4–x––––––5–––––––5–x–––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Step 5: add transitional bass notes
E ––––––––––0–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––5–x–––––
B ––––––––––0–x––––––––––––5–5–x––––––––––––––4–x––––––––––––––5–x–––––
G ––––––––1–1–x––––––––––6–––6–x––––––––––––4–4–x––––––––––––6–6–x–––––
D ––––––2–––2–x––––––––6–––––6–x––––––––––6–––6–x––––––––––7–––7–x–––––
A ––––2–––––2–x–/6–––4–––––––4–x––––––––6–––––6–x––––––––7–––––7–x–––––
E ––0–––––––0–x–––––––––––––––––––––––4–––––––4–x–4––––5–––––––5–x–––––
E C#m G#m A
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Lyrics w/ chords
For context, the first verse / prechorus / chorus look like this, with the chords displayed alongside:
VERSE
E C#m
...It's electric... how my lipstick
G#m A
...Makes its own way... right into your kiss, and
E C#m
...It's pathetic... how we both get
G#m A
...Kinda fucked up... hanging on each other
E C#m
...We're ahead now... should we slow down?
G#m A
...Should we slow down, now?
PRECHORUS
B B7
'Cause I'm getting some kind of shake without you
CHORUS
E C#m
Uhhuh! I think you're movin' in too close
G#m A
But I think that it's my body wanting it the most, like
E C#m
Uhhuh! I don't know what it is I feel
G#m A
But I know it's my emotions going in for the kill, like
E
Uhhuh!... (etc)
And so on.
Good luck, I hope this helps!
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