How To Play 5-Note Blues On The Ukulele.

How To Play 5-Note Blues On The Ukulele.

Ever wanted to play like blues legends BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Eric Clapton? Well now you can have a go with this easy 5-note blues pattern.

This is truly one of those shortcuts you’re always looking for, so have a go and play along, you won’t believe how good you can sound with a simple pattern that’s easy to learn.


The chords that you can hear from this backing track are  A7, D7 and E7.



The solo is going to be in A, so the entire thing will be based around the first (A) string open and at the third, fifth and seventh fret. Add and the second string (E) on the third fret and that’s the pattern!

Here are the 5 notes in tab form:

5 Note Blues








The lines represent the strings and the numbers tell you which number fret to press down on.

Bend the strings upwards to get a good blues sound and hammering on and off will also add a nice effect.

Now all you need to do is experiment and move your fingers around the fret board with different combinations of these notes. To stop your solo from getting too repetitive make sure you learn several different combinations or just go with the flow and play a different phrase every time.

Practise for a little while and it won’t be long before you can impress your friends with a cool and bluesy solo on the ukulele. Have fun!


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