Make your happy little uke sound sad and blue. Simple strategies to play this style in any key.

It’s a deep and wonderful world, once you start exploring blues music.

Surprisingly, the blues can sound great on the stereotypically happy-go-lucky ukulele.

“3 Chords and the Truth”

I’m not sure where that quote comes from, and, honestly, I’m not sure if it was meant to apply to the blues or to country music.

Either way, the underlying basics of blues music really does start you down the road to all different styles. The basics are the basics.

Mechanical Blues

The basics of the blues are so very simple that I’ve made my goal here is to show you some sneaky way to KNOW where to put your fingers, so you automatically sound good in any key. With that knowledge you can keep digging deeper — as deep as you choose!