“Take Five” – The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Below is the lesson for “Take Five” by The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

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We’ve arranged this iconic Jazz standard as a duet. One ukulele plays the melody, while the other plays the harmony (chords).

Arguably, the most famous attribute of this song is related to its namesake. “Take Five” is set to a complex time signature of 5/4. This means that you are playing five beats per measure. Now this may feel a bit awkward, but keep in mind that this is a very catchy song. Therefore, if you can sing it, you can play it.

Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson

Tab Play Along


Backing Track Play Along (Rhythm Only)