Hi there, I am a beginner playing the Baritone Ukulele, never have played any other instrument either. I have always loved the Blues and am looking for some simple tunes to play, can you help?
Hi @Lindiva. If youre new to ukulele you should probably learn the basics first ;)
But if you like the blues you need to know it is based on chord progressions (made of 3 chords most of the time), such as this one: I-IV-I-V-I.
Roman letters are the degrees, the first being the key. So if you want to play a blues in E major, E becomes the key, then you get II: F, II: G, III, A, IV: B, V: C, etc.
In short our progression becomes: E (I), B (IV), E (I), C (V), E (I)
And because we often use 7ths in blues (it gives you the basics for blues and rock n roll) we could play something a bit cooler: E, B7, E, C7, E.
Following this rule, in A you get this: A, D7, A, E7, A
A good start would be to learn the basic blues chord progressions, and practice your 7th chords. Then you can learn about turnarounds , endings, etc.