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Guitar Techniques - - Intro -

1. Bluesy shuf­fle in A

This is a re­peat­ing 12 bar quick change blues in A with a soft shuf­fle feel. Try A mi­nor pen­ta­tonic (A C D E G) through­out, us­ing some slight bends on the C to hint at a C# over the A chord (C# is A ma­jor’s ma­jor 3rd in­ter­val).

2. Latin groove in D mi­nor

3. Rock and Roll in E

4. Moody A mi­nor blues

This fea­tures two chord pro­gres­sions; Dm7-Em7b5-A7 and Bb­maj7-Am7 with Bb­maj7-Bb/C to end. Use D mi­nor pen­ta­tonic (D F G A C) for the first and Bb ma­jor pen­ta­tonic (Bb C D F G) over the sec­ond. This has a re­peat­ing 20 bar pro­gres­sion; E (8 bars), A (4 bars), E (4 bars) then 4bars con­tain­ing G-A-C-B7. E mi­nor pen­ta­tonic (E G A B D) will get you through it all but con­sider go­ing to A ma­jor pen­ta­tonic (A B C# E F#) for the A chord that lasts for four bars. To raise your game, aim to in­clude G# notes over the E chord (ma­jor third of chord) and some chord tones to ac­knowl­edge the cli­matic B7 chord (B, D#, F#, A). With only three chords fea­tured (Am, Dm and Em) your task is to soak up the moody vibe and play melodic phrases us­ing A blues scale (A C D Eb E G). For added so­phis­ti­ca­tion, add a B note (sta­ble pretty much over ev­ery chord) and an F note on the IV chord of D mi­nor.

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