One (Metallica) Arranged for Uke! 

Publicado el 02/11/2014

An all-ukulele cover of the Metallica classic ‘One’! This was by far the most difficult cover I’ve done. It’s long, it’s intricate and devilishly fast at the end. The whole process of tabbing, learning, playing, and finally editing this monstrosity took me the better part of two weeks. I’m pretty pleased with the final result. There’s still a few bits I wish I’d played a little cleaner.

Full disclosure: I actually couldn’t pull off a clean take of the main solo, no matter how hard I tried. By the time I realized this, I had already put a lot of work into the rest of the song, so I decided to record it at 80% and speed it back up in post, rather than shelve the song. A cheat, for sure, but the song sounds better for it. Plus I’ve heard that Kirk Hammet has done the same thing on a few Metallica albums, so I don’t feel too bad.

Here’s an MP3 for you kids and your eye-pods and walkman-type thinga-ma-jigs:
http://ukesofhazzard.com/mp3s/Hazzmax…

Here’s the Guitar Pro tab of what I played:
http://ukesofhazzard.com/tabs/Metalli…

And a PDF version, if you don’t have GP:
http://ukesofhazzard.com/tabs/Metalli…

And here’s a video of the original, for comparison:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM8bT…One (Metallica) Arranged for Uke!