Bawdy Blues for Fingerstyle Ukulele
taught by Fred Sokolow
This collection of bawdy blues songs celebrate the off-color blues repertoire. There's lots of variety, with songs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s; some are simple three-chord blues tunes and others have beautiful, ragtime chord changes. Fred shows you how to play accompaniment and solos for each song. The evocative titles include: Ain't Got Nobody to Grind My Coffee (Clara Smith), She's Your Cook But She Burns My Bread Sometimes and My Pencil Won't Write No More (Bo Carter), Kitchen Man (Bessie Smith), Big Ten Inch (Bull Moose Jackson), You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark (Alberta Hunter), and the holiday perennial Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby (Amos Milburn). You'll learn to accompany yourself while singing, and how to play a fingerstyle instrumental version of each one. Fred's easy-going instructional style, tips on playing the arrangements, and slowed-down, split-screen performances of each tune make learning easy. Includes note/tab PDF file with all the arrangements written out...both the backup and solos. 76 min.