Yes You Can Play Blues on a Ukulele!!!

A collection of on-line lessons dealing with the blues.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - A

Example A blues progression from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z

The blues progressions and all their possible harmonic variations are great for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - B

Example B blues progression from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z

The blues progressions and all their possible harmonic variations are great for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - C

Example C blues progression from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z

The blues progressions and all their possible harmonic variations are great for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - D

Example D blues progression from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z

The blues progressions and all their possible harmonic variations are great for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - E

Example E blues progression from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z

The blues progressions and all their possible harmonic variations are great for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - F

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - F from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - G

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - G from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - H

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - H from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - I

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - I from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - J

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - J from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - K

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - K from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - L

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - L from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - M

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - M from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - N

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - N from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - O

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - O from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - P

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - P from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - Q

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - Q from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - R

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - R from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - S

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - S from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - T

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - T from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - U

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - U from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - V

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - V from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - W

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - W from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - X

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - X from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - Y

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - Y from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - Z

A to Z Blues Progressions, Example - Z from my book A Guide To Blues Chord Progressions For Ukulele A To Z.

The blues progression and all their possible harmonic variations is a great progression for exploring chords and chord substitution principles.

Basic Blues Progressions in A Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions in the key of A major using the core 7th chords from the Big Six series of lessons. This is great way to explore this core chord in various keys.

Basic Blues Progressions in Bb Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions in the key of Bb major using the core 7th chords from the Big Six series of lessons. This is great way to explore this core chord in various keys.

Basic Blues Progressions in C Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions in the key of C major using the core 7th chords from the Big Six series of lessons. This is great way to explore this core chord in various keys.

These are the two most common blues progressions used in traditional and contemporary music.

Basic Blues Progressions in D Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions in the key of D major using the core 7th chords from the Big Six series of lessons. This is great way to explore this core chord in various keys.

Basic Blues Progressions in E Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions in the key of E major using the core 7th chords from the Big Six series of lessons. This is great way to explore this core chord in various keys.

Basic Blues Progressions in F Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions in the key of F major using the core 7th chords from the Big Six series of lessons. This is great way to explore this core chord in various keys.

Basic Blues Progressions in G Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions in the key of G major using the core 7th chords from the Big Six series of lessons. This is great way to explore this core chord in various keys.

These are the two most common blues progressions used in traditional and contemporary music.

Blues Chord Progressions

The twelve bar blues and its many variants use an elongated, three-line form of the I - IV - V progression that has also generated countless hit records, including the most significant output of rock and rollers such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard. In its most elementary form (there are many variants) the chords progress as follows: I - I - I - I - IV - IV - I - I - V - V - I - I

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Core Chords - Creating the Big Six from F7, 1st Voicing

Taking a movable F7 chord, you can derive each of the Big Six essential chords. 7, maj7, m7, m7b5, dim7, and aug7 from that voicing.

This voicing is based off the open position E7 chord. How I categorize this 4-part chord for transposition purposes is - “It’s a seventh chord with the root on string two.” That and knowing the notes of the ukulele fingerboard will allow you to transpose this chord to ANY key.

These six core chords comprise level I for building your more advanced chords

Essential C Blues Scale Patterns for Ukulele

Essential C Blues scale patterns for ukulele.

Learning The Blues Scale on Ukulele

Learn the Blues ( Minor Pentatonic ) and Pentatonic ( Major Pentatonic ) scales on ukulele.

A practical approach to learning theses two essential scales using the Blues scale.

Practice Tips for A to Z Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele

This is a lesson with practice tips for getting the most out of each of the blues progressions in my book A to Z Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Blues Play-along Tracks

Four premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring the Blues scale. Suitable for any instrument.

Ukulele Blues, Example D

Major Quick Four Progression - Example D. From the book A Guide to Blues Progressions for Ukulele from A to Z.

Ukulele Blues, Example J

Diminished Seventh Passing Chord - Example J. From the book A Guide to Blues Progressions for Ukulele from A to Z.

What is a Blues Progression?

The Blues are at the heart of all American music. It has influenced Country, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass and just about every form of American music we listen to today.

The Blues - a chord progression, a scale, a feeling. This UkuleleLesson presents an introduction to the blues progression and a couple of scale position of the pentatonic scale to get you started improvising.

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