What Was I Made For?


October 6, 2023: What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish is posted in the member's section.

This may very well be my new favorite song written in the 21st century. I don't know why, but I love it. It was written for the Barbie movie and has plenty of Barbie-ness to it, but it's also a lovely melody. Like every pop song, they're hoping you get the tune stuck in your head so you'll buy a concert ticket, so it's a wee bit repetitive. It's sounds amazing on baritone ukulele and I needed to fix only one note in the whole thing to fit it on ukulele, so we can live with that I suppose. Go to YouTube and watch the What Was I Made For video first, and then come back. You don't want to play this fast. Listen to the MP3, get a sense of how things go in the song, and then take it at your pace. Throw the metronome away on this one. Probably the slower the better and make sure each sound rings awhile by not rushing to move your left hand until absolutely necessary.  Measure 31 has a great moment to practice hammer-ons and pull-offs if you're working on those.