Blues – expand your repertoire

After you have learned the basic components of guitar blues such as dominant chords and 12 bar blues progressions it's time to expand your knowledge in different directions. In this article you will discover new skills.

Alternate blues accompaniments

Besides from common blues shuffle, here is another way to play blues on rhythm guitar:

a blues chords

The chords above are A7, Asus13 and a A7 voicing (notice that the first and third chord is not identical). Play these chords in the sequence: A7 - Asus13 - A7 (II) - Asus13, choose between strumming and finger picking. After that play these chords ...

d blues chords

The chords above are D7, Dsus13 and D7/9. Play these chords from left to right. Play these chords in the sequence: D7 - Dsus13 - D7/9 - Dsus13. After that play these chords ...

e blues chords

The chords above are E7, Esus13 and a E7 voicing (notice that the first and third chord is not identical). Play these chords in the sequence: E7 - Esus13 - E7 (II) - Esus13.

An acknowledge should be given to the book Blues Guitar Rules in which these chords and tabs is presented.

Go to previous article in the coarse: Blues chord progressions.
Go back to the main section of Blues guitar.