ExERCISe 6 The Beat 1 Blues
TRA CK 14
The 12-bar blues offers a familiar playing field for practising our skills. Here 3 the click has been programed to give us beat 1 of the bar. This is hard to play along with, as you will need to feel where beats 2, 3 and 4 are. To make things even tougher, some of the bars have no click at all! Check out the click notation above the stave to see how the form is represented with clicks. You can of course play any rhythm or lead guitar ideas that follow the 12-bar blues form. Why not try this idea with other songs you know. It is a really good test and very rewarding once mastered.