AE: Blues & Soul

Area of Expertise : Blues & Soul

There are a lot of ukulele players out there singing the blues, simply because it makes them happy. To earn your AE Blues & Soul patch demonstrate four of the strums on this page (at least one from each group). At least one strum should be demonstrated in the context of a song. The other three patterns may be demonstrated with a chord progression of your choice. You may also demonstrate all four strums in the context of one song. Demonstrated strums should keep a consitent beat with no noticeable pauses between chords. Please refer to the strumming shorthand guide for any unfamiliar symbols.

Swung Patterns

Π – Π––Π P V Π – (Lil Rev)
Π V X V Π V X V
Π Φ – Φ – Φ – V
/V ||: – – Π V – V Π /V :||
/V ||: – – Π – Π – – Φ || – Φ – V Π V Π /V :||
– V – – Π – – – || Π x X Φ – Φ – –
– – Θ – – Φ – Φ

Straight Patterns

/V ||: – – Π––V Π V – /V :||
/V ||: – – Π–xx x–V– x /V :||
V ||: – – ΠVΠV Π V – V :||
Π––V Θ – – V ΠΦ––