UD#20 Never Jam Alone ep. 2 – FUNKY MINOR BLUES

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UD#20 Never Jam Alone Episode #2 – Funky Minor Blues
from Ukulele in the Dark
w/ Guido Heistek
Here is a funky little song to jam along with. It’s called “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King. It’s a minor blues which means that it uses mostly minor chords as opposed to major chords and 7th chords like most blues songs. Here is the progression.

| Cm           | Cm           |Cm           |Cm           |
| Fm           | Fm           |Cm           |Cm           |
| G#7         | G7            | Cm          | Cm          |

1. Simple Version of Chords:

The G#7 chord can be quite challenging. It’s a good opportunity to work on a moveable shape though so give it a try. Do you notice that the G#7 is just a G7 chord that has been moved up one fret? More on this later.

2. Up the Neck Version of the Chords

These shapes are played up the neck. The little number next to the chord diagram shows you on which fret the shape is placed. Please see the tab to verify if you have them in the right place.

Here’s a recording of me playing through the song on guitar also some instruction on how to find a strumming feel that will work:
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And here is Mr. King playing the song. Have fun jamming along!

See you next week!

Guido

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