Blues Ukulele Lessons

A few posts to help you get going with one of the most popular non-traditional ways to play the ukulele.

For this section you’ll need a good understand of ukulele tab.

Step 1: Basics

Blues Scales:

Minor pentatonic scale
Blues scale

Five steps to blues mastery

How to Play Blues Ukulele – ebook covering blues licks, riffs and soloing.

Step 2: Blues Riffs

Mannish Boy
Cream – Sunshine of Your Love

Step 3: Robert Johnson

They’re Red Hot
Walkin’ Blues
Come On In My Kitchen

Step 4: Blues Tunes

Neal Paisley – Gossip
Mississippi Blues

Extra Credit: Bored of using your fingers? Check out How to Play Slide Ukulele for a new perspective.

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  1. UkePeas June 20th, 2010 2:15 pm

    hey woodshed PLEASE PLEASE can you try and tab life by the drop (preferably for soprano uke because that is all i have at the moment) PLEASE can that be next on your list to tab as it is an amazing song and im not sure but think it will sound really good on uke. what do you think?

  2. Woodshed June 21st, 2010 10:35 am

    UkePeas: Thanks for the suggestion. Might well do some SRV at some point.

  3. Doobie McDonald February 2nd, 2011 2:23 am

    Cecelia Simon is the world’s next up-and-coming songstress on the uke. Her historical, geographical, paranormal, etc songues spin your mind upside down and turn your imagination inside-out….ain’tnodoubt’boutit!

  4. Woodshed February 2nd, 2011 10:22 am

    Doobie: Any links?

  5. mari March 21st, 2013 7:26 pm

    I second UKEPEAS, some SRV would be awesome.
    Just a beginner here but love this site.

  6. Woodshed March 22nd, 2013 9:34 am

    mari: You never know.

  7. Ray Spackman January 16th, 2015 4:18 pm

    Hi, where can I buy a good book on how to play
    slide ukulele. I can’t seem to find one.
    I’m interested in the blues and different types
    of music.

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