The Blues Progression

The 12-bar blues may be the most popular chord progression there is.

It is named after the number of bars in the progression and not the number of local bars it has been played in which far exceeds twelve.

The 12-bar blues may be the most popular chord progression there is.

It is named after the number of bars in the progression and not the number of local bars it has been played in which far exceeds twelve.

In it's basic form the blues progression is based solely on the primary chords ( *I, IV, V* ). The *IV* and *V* chords are typically dominant chords, but the *I* chord can be either dominant or minor depending on the song.

The last four bars of the progression are called the Turnaround, and they use chords designed to lead the song back to the beginning or to an ending.

Before we get into the 12 bar blues progression let's take a look at the chords we'll be using.

Comments

lead guitar notes & picking

How does one get to playing lead guitar notes like slash, Hendrix, steve morse etc.

I understand practice makes it perfect. But these guys are just not perfect but beyond that.

Is there anybody who can suggest how to go about getting those notes clear, within scale and melodious?

W'd highly appreciate if somebody can give in some tips.

With best regards
Murli