How to Play “Moral of the Story” by Ashe on Ukulele Tutorial: Chords and Strumming Patterns Explained

Moral of the Story Video Tutorial

Aloha everyone! Today’s tutorial will be “Moral of the Story” by Ashe. This song is a beautiful and emotionally charged song that has captured the hearts of listeners around the world. The combination of Ashe’s soulful vocals and the ukulele’s sweet sound creates a powerful and moving musical experience. In this ukulele tutorial, we’ll be breaking down the chords and strumming pattern for “Moral of the Story” so that you can play it yourself and connect with the song on a deeper level.


To play “Moral of the Story” on the ukulele, you’ll need to know the following chords: B, D#7, Emaj7, C#m7, F#7, and G#m7. Here are the chord diagrams for each of these chords:

B Chord
D#7 Chord
Emaj7 Chord
C#m7 Chord
F#7 Chord
G#m7 Chord

Strumming Pattern:

The strumming pattern for “Moral of the Story” is a bit tricky, but with practice, you’ll be able to master it. Here’s the strumming pattern: D D D U D U

In this strumming pattern, “D” stands for a down strum, and “U” stands for an up strum. The pattern starts with three consecutive down strums, followed by an up strum, another down strum, and then another up strum.

Practice Tips:

  • Start by playing each chord individually to get comfortable with the finger positioning and sound of each chord.
  • Practice transitioning between each chord slowly and deliberately until you can do so smoothly and without pausing.
  • Practice the strumming pattern slowly at first, making sure to keep the rhythm consistent and even.
  • Once you feel comfortable with the individual chords and strumming pattern, try playing along with the song to get a sense of how everything fits together.

Additional Tips:

  • Don’t be discouraged if you find the chords or strumming pattern difficult at first. With practice and patience, you’ll be able to master them.
  • Experiment with different strumming patterns to add your own personal touch to the song.
  • Try playing the song with a capo on different frets to find the key that works best for your voice.

So, come on, let’s play…

Final Thoughts:

Playing “Moral of the Story” on the ukulele is a great way to connect with the song on a deeper level and express your emotions through music. With practice and dedication, you’ll be able to play the chords and strumming pattern with ease, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the song. Remember to practice regularly, stay patient, and have fun with the process. Happy strumming!