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Mahalo Guitar Solo Course: Learning The Blues

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 The two most common blues forms are the 16-bar blues form and the 12-bar blues form. In this course, we will be dealing with the 12-bar form. In order to fully understand the form, you must first learn the chords. For the duration of this course, we will be dealing with the minor chord progression. Major 12-bar blues progression (In this example, we're in the key of A major): The "1 chord" - 1st degree of the scale (e.g. A7) The "4 chord" - 4th degree of the scale (e.g. D7) The "5 chord" - 5th degree of the scale (e.g. E7) Minor 12-bar blues progression (In this example, we're in the key of A minor): The "1 chord" - 1st degree of the scale (e.g. Am) The "4 chord" - 4th degree of the scale (e.g. Dm) The "5 chord" - 5th degree of the scale (e.g. E7 or E7#9) The 12-bar blues form: Bars 1-4: the 1 chordBars 5/6: the 4 chordBars 7/8: the 1 chordBar 9: the 5 chordBar 10: the 4 chordBars 11/12: the 1 chord OR Bar 11: the 1 chordBar 12: the 5 chord (going to the 5 chord on bar 12 is what's called a "turnaround") Two scales to use over a minor blues: Minor Pentatonic Scale (In this example, we're in the key of A minor) - 1st degree (1) - Lowered 3rd degree (b3) - 4th degree (4) - 5th degree (5) - Lowered 7th degree (b7) Blues Scale?(In this example, we're in the key of A minor) - 1st degree (1) - Lowered 3rd degree (b3) - 4th degree (4) - Lowered 5th degree (b5) -- The "blue note" - 5th degree (5) - Lowered 7th degree (b7) Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/master-guitar-solos/course-introduction/learning-the-blues//
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