In this video guitar lesson, many of the core approaches to Blues Progressions will be laid out for you, so listen up and get ready to learn. In order to start kickin’ around ideas, it’s important you know how to play in the basic 12-bar blues progression. The one we have here is so basic the only IV chord in sight is the double-bar instance at bars 5 and 6.

To get started, this video guitar lesson will dole out the skinny on the core of most every chord in Blues Progressions: the b5 interval between the 3rd and b7th. This is the crux of a dominant 7th chord, which is the backbone tonality of these 23 progressions. Following that probe we’ll take a first look into extending those dom7 chords into phat-sounding 9ths and 13ths.

The third and final segment will be the first of many times I’ll introduce a signature approach to a progression. In the case of “Sussy Strut” you have a simple approach to changing things up by way of dom9sus4 chords as well moving triads.

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