Patience – Take That

In 2009, Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers hailed “Patience” as:

“the greatest comeback single in history. If Neil Young had written it, people would be calling it a masterpiece.”

It’s good pop. It has simple enough chords (with a couple of curveballs to keep you on your toes) but it’s the melody that shines for me. Plus, when you realise it shares the chorus chord sequence with 100+ other pop songs, it’s a no brainer to learn…

The original is in Gm, but I’ve written this arrangement in Em. If you want to play along with Take That, stick a capo on the third fret of the uke.

I’ve done a picking pattern for the verses, although it doesn’t match the guitar part very closely, it does add a bit of interest.

Here is the tutorial livestream
Here is my version of the arrangement (joined by Sofia)

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