Another thing I got to grips with as a result of my 30 days of blues was the E7 chord shape further up the neck. This version of the same tune adds syncopation and some slides, hammer-ons, and other touches that make it swing. If you’ve spent any time on this site you’ll know that I’ve mentioned Al Wood’s How to Play Blues Ukulele before. It has a lot of blues riffs in it (in pretty much all keys). Ukulele tabs are the easiest way to learn to pick a song. One of the things I’m most pleased about learning is developing my ability to mix up little riffs alongside my rhythm playing. Here I'm playing a more elaborate 12 bar blues than the version I played on day 1 (see my feed for day 1). Other Courses in UKE Minutes. My Creole Belle. Throughout October I decided to play nothing but the blues. Take a look around for info on tour dates, lessons and workshops. Suicide is Painless. Once you’ve mastered that bar, do the same with the second bar. 1. Some of the theory in the book is great though and I really liked the recommended listening section. Like the Al Wood one, it comes with loads of mp3 files, always good if, like me, you can’t pick things up just by looking at dots. Regain that cold sadness of the forgotten winter by playing yourself some BLUES! Our House. Let’s get started! This article originally appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of Ukulele magazine. . It is built from the pentatonic minor scale, which has the diminished fifth, or the famous "blue note". As mentioned, the thumb notes are on all four downbeats of every bar. Manitoba Hal’s YouTube Channel I don’t think has been mentioned on my site before. By focusing only on the blues, I figured I would have to see some improvement in my playing. I’ve written a nine part guide on how to read tab.But you don’t have to read them all before getting started. Mango Blues is a slide song, yes, it's possible to use a slide on the ukulele. You’ve inspired me…you mentioned there was a link to show how you played your day 30 tune, I didn’t see it? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The stems pointing down are picked by the thumb (“p”). The Blues or Minor Pentatonic is one of six essential scales for ALL ukulele players. It’s like building a house, one brick at a time. “Careless Love” is a popular folk blues; you’ll find dozens (maybe hundreds) of versions on YouTube by blues, jazz, rock, country, folk, and pop singers. I'm tuned to Open C tuning GECg. Begin . . Below is a large collection of free ukulele tabs for a number of different skills and styles. The pattern you used to accompany “Stagolee” disappears, except for the thumb notes. Applied Music Theory. Here’s a short video I recorded after the 30 day experiment (hopefully I did more than just put a jacket on). Blues Fingerpicking. Ready to play? Day 1. . Some of them are really basic. One octave scale fingering solutions for strings four and three and any finger with the Blues scale chords are covered in all keys. Fingerpicking Rhythm 01:57. I felt like it worked well and I learned quite a few things. One popular guitar style I sometimes use on the uke is the alternating-thumb fingerpicking popularized by acoustic blues guitarists of the 1930s, like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake. Ukulele has been the first instrument in the Franklin family for four generations. I’ve always liked the sound of this so I’m happy that I’ve developed it enough to give it a go. I’m just debating what my next 30 days will be focussed on (I haven’t ruled out continuing with the blues yet). 8. Most beginners to this style find that picking melody notes throws the thumb off track. That’s great, because once you’ve learned this technique, your music sounds richer and more complex. I’ve detailed below everything I found helpful when it came to progressing my blues ukulele playing. View this scale in: G-Tuning (DGBE) D-Tuning (ADF#B) Slack-key Tuning (gCEG) The blues minor scale is a six-note minor scale. Loop the first two bars, playing them over and over. Here are some other resources I turned to. Play the first measure of “Stagolee” over and over, slowly, until it flows evenly. Sweet Dreams. It’s an old 12-bar blues, “Stagolee,” that has been recorded by countless blues, rock, R&B, and country artists. His lessons tend to breeze along at a fair old pace but you can always rewind and play again. Many pickers anchor their picking hand by placing the ring and little fingers on the uke’s soundboard, just below the soundhole. Ukulele players all over the world have direct access to UkuTabs its large and completely free song archive which is constantly being updated with new songs. Got A Ukulele Beginners Tips – Ukulele Sizes and Scales. #ukulele #ukuleles #ukulelelove #ukelove #ukelele #fourstrings #ukuleletime #ukuleleplayer #ukulelelover #strings #acoustic #acousticmusic #ukulelecover #instacover #instamusic #lovemusic #instasong #unplugged #fingerstyle #fingerpicking #musician #music #ukelife, A post shared by Ukulele Go (@ukulelego) on Nov 1, 2017 at 1:17am PDT. A little experiment, for the next 30 days I'm only going to play blues. Hal is a brilliant blues player with some great tips and advice. Sweet Dreams. For the string and strum version, you can do a D-DU-D-DU (D-down, U-up) pattern as shown by Jenny in the video. 2. Crazy. So, you’re curious about learning how to play fingerpicking songs on the ukulele! 3. Uke Basics – Bottleneck Blues – Slide on In, Review: Ortega’s Lizard-CC-GB Acoustic-Electric Uke Is Sneaky Good, #ThrowbackThursday to an Epic ‘Jug Band Style’ Uke Jam, Ukulele Sessions Presents Ragtime and Blues with Del Rey, Your First Ukulele Lesson: A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Ukulele, How to Read Ukulele Music: Your Guide to Understanding Musical Notation, Learn All The Notes in Advance: A Chromatic Scale Solfege Ukulele Lesson, Christmas Spirit: Kicking off our 2020 Ukulele Holiday Songs Playlist. Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain. At just $17 it’s the best blues ukulele book out there and it will definitely turn you into a better blues man (or woman). . Course Type: ... Blues Ukulele Chords ... 12 Bar Blues 02:28. . It got me listening to a lot of blues music which has been a big help. The easiest version of the 12 Bar Blues on ukulele is the chord progression is shown above. By Fred Sokolow. October 22, 2015. Another one I have picked up a few things from is Dave Rubin’s book “Blues Ukulele”, published by Hal Leonard. To fingerpick your ukulele, instead of strumming your fingers along the strings, you pluck the strings individually. You may also like. Even though the uke doesn’t have “bass strings” like the guitar’s sixth and fifth strings, you can get the rhythmic feel of raggy blues by playing the downbeats with your thumb, alternating on the fourth and third, or fourth and second, strings. [Ab F Abm G Db A Dm C Cm Gm Dbm Bb Am D Gb] Chords for Hesitation Blues - fingerpicking ukulele with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin. The Ultimate List of Christmas Ukulele Songs and Tabs, Can’t Help Falling in Love by Twenty One Pilots Ukulele Lesson, Changing Fingering For Faster Chord Changes. Why did I do this I hear you cry (ok maybe I can’t hear you but if you’re still reading you must be interested). “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. Deep River Blues. Here’s how to overcome this hurdle: Add the third bar, and so on. EZ Ukulele Fingerpicking BLues Lesson is an introduction to fingerpicking and how to get that "independant thumb". But I’d recommend being familiar with: Many of the songs on our list include chords as well as fingerpicking, while a few rely on fingerpicking alone. Well done! In this uke minute, you’ll be learning the basics of Fingerpicking Rhythm. I learned quite a lot in my 30 days and I’ll definitely be doing it again! With just fours lines and some numbers, anybody – even if you don’t read standard notation – can make sense of uke tablature. A blues in the key of C ( C, F7 & G7 chords). Because the ukulele and guitar have so much in common, uke players like me, who started on guitar, are inclined to adapt their guitar skills to the uke. 7 Videos Begin . One popular guitar style I sometimes use on the uke is the alternating-thumb fingerpicking popularized by acoustic blues guitarists of the 1930s, like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake. Here is where you'll find all my uke stuff, plus my work as a duo with the fabulous Del Rey. Overall I’m pretty happy with my Nothing But experiment. The first thing I really learned and developed was solidifying my knowledge of the 12 bar blues. […] The next thing I learned was the minor pentatonic scale in multiple positions. Pick a key and find the Chord Family. Prefer listening to audio? It’s pretty much the most comprehensive resource out there for blues ukulele (certainly that I’ve found). UKE Minutes. I’ve never played so many 7 chords in my life! Finished my 30 days of blues experiment. You can listen to this post by clicking the play button below or you can subscribe to the podcast here. The chords are C, F and G7. UKE Minutes. It didn’t matter if there was something else I desperately wanted to learn, it would have to wait. I can drop little half and full bar riffs into my playing relatively seamlessly (always room for improvement though). Take the 1, 4, and 5 chords in the chord family and add 7ths to them. . I learned intro and outros and tips and tricks to make my blues playing better. In this quick lesson, you’ll be learning the basics to creating your own basic fingerpicking patterns on the ukulele. Begin . QuickStart Scale Fingerings for Ukulele, C Tuning - Blues Scale Updated: Jul 1, 2019. My practice sessions had lost their way. In this introduction to finger style blues we will cover an alternating bass pattern over a 12 bar blues progression in E. We will start with the just the bass pattern. Advertisement. So don’t miss that part. Now try fingerpicking some songs! A multi instrumentalist, Carr variously plays a vintage electric Wurlitzer piano, ukulele and banjolele which feature on her recordings with her group, Katy Carr and the Aviators. Banana Pancakes. Your email address will not be published. This type of picking made its way into pop, country, rock, and folk: Think of “Dust in the Wind,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” “Going to California,” or the Beatles’ “Julia.”. by lwolfe63. By the way, join us on Facebook for a live lesson on Worried Man Bluesukulele tutorial. Required fields are marked *. As a companion to the “Songs with Chords You Know” post I thought I’d put together a list of posts for people just getting started learning fingerpicking, tabs and solo playing.. Tutorials for Tabs and Fingerpicking. . Unchain My Heart. Lil Revs ukulele licks book came in handy but wasn’t used as much as Al’s book. #ukulele #ukuleles #ukulelelove #ukelove #ukelele #fourstrings #ukuleletime #ukuleleplayer #ukulelelover #strings #acoustic #acousticmusic #ukulelecover #instacover #instamusic #lovemusic #instasong #unplugged #musician #music #ukelife #bluesukulele #30daysofblues #instaukulele, A post shared by Ukulele Go (@ukulelego) on Sep 30, 2017 at 9:01am PDT. Sometimes the alternating thumb goes down to the second string. . The ebooks are aimed at all levels and all come with supporting MP3s and YouTube videos to help you learn. I maybe didn’t use them quite as much as some of the others but they’re definitely worth your times if you’re interested in blues ukulele (also if you know of a great resource please let me know and I’ll get it included). . I’d never really smoothed this one out as a movable chord and was a little bit slow to get it down. Songs that use the 12-bar blues often have a section where one musician makes up new melodies. Indeed, Worried Man Bluesis an easy ukulele song as you’ll need just three simple chords to play it. Pick some easy songs that use 3-4 chords to begin with and rather than strum them, fingerpick your way through using the pattern you’ve just learned. Skill Level: Intermediate Lessons. Fingerpicking Basics. Each of the fingers of your picking hand (the right if you’re right-handed) is allocated to a specific string: Thumb — g-string Index finger — C-string Middle finger — E-string Ring finger — A-string Curl your fingers around […]