12 Bar Blues

For most people, the 12 bar blues, is what they think of when they think of blues music.

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  1. Try it on your uke–for now, do it in C, like I do in the video.
  2. Challenge yourself: try another key. Where ever you start is the 1. Find the 4 and 5 and play a 12 bar blues. (For example–F, B-flat, and C).
  3. You can mark this page complete, and move on.

In our next lesson: add some movement, some groove, some sorrow–all with a single note.