- Blues progression in G and chords (G7, C, D7)
- The G blues scale on the 3rd fret
- More blues playing stuff
- String skipping notes
The main points for this whole course are
- keep your hands relaxed
- keep your guitar in tune
- play in time, with the rhythm
- musicality always beats technicality
- practice too slow instead of too fast
- play along to records whenever you can
- play with other people whenever you can
Chords – Blues progression in G
Points to remember
- keeping the rhythm is more important than playing all the notes
- These chords sound a little corny for the blues but in a coupleof lessons we will be playing more ‘bluesy’ chords
- memorize this progression
- play in time
Blues = 12 bars
Remember from last lessons that a blues is usually 12 bars (or measures) long. There are many different ways to play a blues progression.
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The G blues scale
It’s a pentatonic scale with one added the note – the ‘blue’ note. Play it along to the recorded track.
Pick two notes. Make a rhythmic solo out of just the two notes. Now add a third note. Remember to bend the notes.
Make your guitar sing
Try to make the guitar sound like a person singing. Use bended notes and play different notes at different volumes.
- Take the G chord and down pick using this pattern :String : 6 , 5 , 4 , 3
- Now pick using this pattern: 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
- Now try combining the two like this:
6 , 5 , 4 , 3 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
- Use a metronome. Play one note per beat, then play two notes per beat.
- Play as slow as needed.