I have been asked to teach some blues licks on the ukulele – it seems that we uke players want to sing about our woes and troubles while we play. Sounds good to me – the blues is one of my favorites.
On a guitar, a great key to play the blues is the key of E, and since the uke is tuned up a 4th (not necessary to understand that right now), we will learn some blues on the uke in the key of A.
To begin, I want to start with a very simple rhythm part and just stay there for awhile. Learn this and let me know when you want to proceed.
Watch this video for my demonstration and explanation. If you have any troubles, you can sing about them while you practice.