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11-24-2015, 02:34 PM
I'm looking for books (or for that matter web-based resources) on learning how to play the blues on the ukulele. If you have recommendations, please also indicate the experience level that book/resource is suitable for. Many thanks!

11-24-2015, 09:01 PM
Glen Rose has some youtube videos showing his jazz and blues Uke systems. A friend of mine has the jazz one and its a pretty neat way of learning it. Just search for Glen Rose Blues Ukulele.

11-24-2015, 09:19 PM
Fred Sokolow has a Blues Ukulele book (http://www.amazon.com/Blues-Ukulele-Jumpin-Songbook-Book/dp/1423465725). It's written to cover a range of playing ability - each song comes with both a simple chord arrangement, and a more challenging melody arrangement.

11-24-2015, 11:47 PM
Been coveting Robert Johnson for Ukulele: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?74046-Robert-Johnson-for-Ukulele

Also have Del Rey's "Blue Uke" DVD. some awesome beginner's level blues fingerpicking.

11-25-2015, 12:51 AM
Al Wood over at ukulele hunt has a great blues ebook that's good for beginners as well as intermediate

Forum member Rigk Sauer has a very good blues dvd available from ukulele.de (https://www.ukulele.de/shop4/en-Learn-to-play-Blues-Ukulele)

Jim Yates
11-25-2015, 06:06 AM
Manitoba Hal has a blues uke book as well. https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/170790796/manitoba-hals-ukulele-blues?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_ca_en_ca_e-books_movies_and_music-other&utm_custom1=0e378218-ae76-4329-b387-0d9dce93c5bf&gclid=COXxk7CHrMkCFZODaQodHzgMIQ

11-25-2015, 07:30 AM
Lil Rev has a book with blues licks that you can apply to many blues songs.

11-25-2015, 08:49 AM


Daddy Stovepipe if you are looking for fingerpicking.


11-25-2015, 02:38 PM
Thank you all for your excellent suggestions. The resources you've mentioned are spot on. Have a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!

01-14-2016, 12:59 AM
I might be a bit late to the party, but I have Fred Sokolow: Blues Ukulele, Kev's Quickstart Ukulele Blues Licks Tricks & More Uke and Hal Leonard Ukulele Method: Blues Ukulele.

There is useful information in all of them, Fred's book is better for learning songs and the other two are better for learning a few basics.

01-14-2016, 08:45 PM
I have Rev's book and LOVE Daddy Stovepipe, he got me searching for vintage parlor guitars. I now have three circa the 1920s. They all have some issues but all have new radiused fretboards, which I like, and they have TONS of character! Uke blues stuff transfers to the guitar, and some vice versa. Check out COVEYWOOD on YT as well.

01-14-2016, 08:49 PM
Another vote for Al Wood's ebook

Trader Todd
01-15-2016, 09:40 AM
Great suggestions here. Thanks!