Blues Songs

Blues Songs

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Beginner Series


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12 Bar Blues Strumming

Rock Class 101 Original

In this lesson, we will be learning 2 strumming rhythms (one including a backbeat/slap) for a 12 Bar Blues in the key of A.

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Green Tea

Rock Class 101 Original *

Learn a relaxing, bluesy chord melody which you can jam along to with a bass and cajon backing track (or play as a stand alone piece).

Level 1


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Uke Blues

Rock Class 101 Original

This arrangement makes use of combining strumming and licks (short solos) one after the other. It follows a standard 12 bar blues form in the key of A with a medium tempo.

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Wipe Out

The Surfaris

'Wipe Out' features a memorable guitar hook and drum beat set in a 12 bar blues. Our arrangement was written to emphasize these two aspects. This is a simple and fun arrangement you can get down in an afternoon.

Level 2


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3 Blues Rock Bass Lines

Rock Class 101 Original *

In this U-Bass lesson, you will learn 3 lines that can be played over a 12 Bar Blues in G. Each line is at a different level of difficulty (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced).

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Blues Shuffle

Rock Class 101 Original

Add some classic blues licks to your repertoire while developing your rhythm playing.

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Fingerpicking Etude no. 11

Rock Class 101 Original

In this ukulele etude, you will be working to develop precision in your right hand picking and strumming attack. As our focal point is on the right hand, the piece itself is a bluesy inspired 3 chord jam.

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Rockin' Robin

J. Thomas *

A classic 60’s hit; learn an upbeat rhythmic pattern and bluesy solo that you can play over a full band backing track!

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Rockin' Robin (U-Bass)

J. Thomas *

A classic 60’s hit; learn a melodic bass line that you can play over a full band backing track!

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Waimanalo Blues

Country Comfort *

Originally recorded by Country Comfort, our arrangement is based on a live performance featuring Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.

Level 3


Birthday Beatles
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Birthday

The Beatles

This arrangement cycles through all the parts of the original recording including the drum breakdown.

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St. James Infirmary

American Traditional

A hauntingly beautiful melody entangled in a harmony of Jazz and Blues; this fingerstyle arrangement is ideal for the seasoned intermediate player.

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Ukulele Boogie

Rock Class 101 Original

An upbeat, bluesy tune that utilizes the entire neck for melodic runs.

Level 4


hide away
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Hide Away

Freddie King

‘Hideaway’ is an iconic blues guitar standard that every great player has covered. My interpretation weighs heavy on SRV’s version.

JBG
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Johnny B. Goode

Chuck Berry

The song that inspired millions of people to pick up a guitar! And wow, it sounds just as cool on ukulele!

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Pineapple Uke Blues

Jari Tolvanen

Learn a relaxing and melodic Blues song that is perfect for the advanced fingerstyle player.

Chicken
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The Chicken

Jaco Pastorius *

‘The Chicken’ is a Jazz-Funk based groove with a catchy melody and a great bass line. This arrangement features two backing tracks. One for rhythm playing, the other for lead.

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2 Melodic Blues Solos - EP005 *

Learn 2 solos in the key of A Major that use changes to create a melodic sound over a 12 bar blues chord progression.

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Rhythm Blues - EP003

This lesson is a bluesy, fingerpicking piece that focuses on developing your rhythm technique while splicing in melodic fill licks.


* Songs that feature a blue asterisk include play-along backing tracks.
* All Songs feature complete Tabs, Chord Graphs, and Notation. Click HERE for a detailed explanation on how to read sheet music.