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It’s not that kind of blues. Nobody here is a candidate for Prozac. But if you want to be worthy of that guitar you’re carrying, read on and let the blues be your guide.

Hold on to your blues guitar The Annals Of Blues Guitar - The blues is a genre of music that can be vocal, instrumental (blues guitar), or both. It primarily uses the 'blue' notes, which are based on a 'minor pentatonic' scale, also known as the blues scale. Blues music originated in African-American communities in the U.S., drawing from work songs, spirituals, field hollers, chants, shouts, and… chords and practice all the time. Eventually, you’ll make your way to the Blues Jam with your guitar. The Blues Jam is the place to showcase your skills, and it all starts with the blues guitar chords. The magical blues guitar sound comes later.

Learning the blues guitar chords involves understanding the blues scales, blues runs, the major 3rd note, and other fundamental aspects of the blues guitar. Understanding the entire process and program can provide the blues guitar player with coveted improvisation skills.

Improvisation on the blues guitar chords can lead to other genres like rock A Finnish music story - Musician Matti Mattila wrote his story for us, a Finnish music story! Please read also his Finnish blog and check his page at LinkedIn. I named this article "A Finnish music story" because through Matti words we can know an exclusive tale about late 70's and 80's of Finnish music. Of course the personal thoughts… , electric, jazz, and rock ‘n roll. It’s unfortunate that many beginners underestimate the blues. Everyone wants to take the easy path and start playing guitar solos, but that’s just not right. To become a good guitar player and even get halfway there, the blues must be experienced because the blues has it all.

For their initial lessons, beginners are given blues pieces by their instructors. This has a basis because the blues is the best place to start when you want to progress with your guitar playing.

The basic blues guitar lessons include learning the popular blues intros – usually in the key of A with alternates and variations. The melody and harmony lessons precede the blues rhythm. There are three main chords commonly played in most blues – the 1st, 4th, and 5th intervals or the 3-chord progression from a major scale. There are many variations here. In the key of A, the triads are A, D, and E. For the key of B, it would be B, E, and F#.

Assuming you already have a background in guitar tablature and know the basic guitar chords, you are introduced to blues guitar chords, including the blues movable barre chords. When the first finger of the left hand presses all six strings across the fingerboard, the finger acts as a bar. You will then be able to move many of the open chords across the fingerboard. Other blues guitar chords include A7, B, blues rhythm guitar in C, blues shuffle boogie in E, blues rhythm guitar in A, riffs, scales, and runs. These are just a few of the blues guitar chords you can find on online guitar websites.

Learning the blues guitar chords is understanding how all these work together. So, you need to learn the chords in groups or chord progressions. Continuous practice will train your ear to recognize the different tones produced.

If you want a better sound when you play your blues guitar chords, use a guitar with thicker strings. Great blues guitarists prefer bigger frets as well. This provides more space for their fingers, and there is less drag because there is minimal contact with the fingerboard.

Wear the slide on the finger you are comfortable with, but practice wearing it on the others too. If you are using a slide guitar, do not use a pick. It may feel awkward at first, but you will soon get used to it.

Once you have mastered the blues guitar chords, you will eventually develop flexibility and style. You can experiment with the different blues guitar chords in various ways to create your own blues sound. And yes, the blues will bring a smile to your face.

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