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Part 13 - Playing The Blues
Lyle: Over the next few weeks of lessons you will
learn several different styles of music. Tonight is the
Lyle: It is "essential" that you learn to play
several styles of music on your guitar so you can be a better all around
Lyle: Most blues progressions have three chords,
the 1 - 4 - 5 chords of any key.
Lyle: The blues progression you'll learn here is
in the key of E.
Lyle: The first rhythm pattern I want to show you
uses all upstrokes on the "upbeats".
Lyle: This means you count 4 beats per measure
and count 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & and strum up on the
Try to mute or muffle the strings during the down beats, which are the 1 - 2 - 3
Lyle: Playback the TAB so you can see and hear
the rhythm riff with the music.
Lyle: Here's a video:
zz: can we
throw some 9th chords in to spice it up?
ninths are a lot cooler
zz: can you give us some forms of 9th chords to
Here's a looping jam track of this three chord
Here's a few more 9 chords:
Here's another rhythm riff to learn:
you play the A9 and the B9 higher or closer to the E9 on the
Those up strokes are harder than they
Lyle: If you want to play blues riffs over the
rhythm, you'll need to know a couple common scales to
Lyle: Since we are in the key of E, the E minor
pentatonic scale is the best scale to use:
Second best scale to use to play blues riffs with is the E major
Here's a scale I like to use. Not too sure what to call it because it combines a
Here's a solo that has many blues riffs in it.
repeats the intro riff 4 times before it changes to the minor pentatonic
Notice the place where the solo changes to the minor pentatonic. This is during
the first chord change, when it goes to
you still play Em scale?
Danny: instead of A or something?
like you are using part of Dorian mode?
Lyle: The major 6th is there from the Dorian,
scale are you playing before the minor pent - the mystery one you mentioned
Lyle: This blues solo and rhythm riffs are from
one of the lesson series called Jam Sessions - All Blues Styles. If you like
this lesson you will like those too.
Lyle: Yes, you can play the Em pent over the A9
chord in this case.
Lyle: At least learn the rhythm riffs so you know
how to play the blues for the next time you get a chance to jam with
Lyle: That's about it for this
thanks Lyle....what's up for next week
Lyle: Next week I'll show you a different style
of music to learn and play.
Danny: great, thanks allot
Lyle: I don't know what style it will be, I'll
have to see what I feel like jammin' on!
zz: coool dude.........sleep well. Over and
to feel funky
Lyle: thanks zz
try to make it next week :-)
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