Blues guitar lessons don’t have to be cookie-cutter.
It’s not all just shuffles, delta blues fingerpicking, or screaming pentatonic riffs.
Sometimes, you just need some chromatics to add that extra bit of mojo in your 12-bar blues chord progression.
Stay tuned, and I’ll tell you exactly how to add those chromatics!
Just as a reminder, this is just one blues guitar lesson in a series where I’ll teach you 5 super fun blues progressions that will help you reboot your guitar practice.
And if you want to learn the guitar practice method that has changed the lives of over 21,000 guitar players, you NEED to check out my guitar-reboot workshop to ensure you get the most out of your guitar practice.
Blues Guitar Lesson #3: Vibing Chromatics
So, I named this blues lesson “Kodachromatic” because of the extensive use of chromatics.
Chromatics on their own can sound a little odd. This is because you are playing notes not found in the scale your playing. Instead, you’re moving up or down one fret at a time.
This tonality can give dissonance to a line. However, when used properly, chromatics add the absolute next level of mojo and sass in your playing.
The inspiration for this blues guitar progression is found in Paul Simon, classic bass lines, and an electric guitar riff.
Once you get all of the patterns figured out in this progression, you’ll be rocking chromatics in a blues progression.
In addition to practicing chromatics, this blues guitar lesson really focuses on string skipping. In turn, this will work your picking hand and your flatpicking ability.
Make sure to take it slow when first learning this blues progression! You have all day to get this one under your belt, so be sure to give it time.
Consistent Mojo? Steady Rhythm and Rockin’ Riffs?
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Check back tomorrow for the next lesson!
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Tony, this is just what I needed to wake up again. I was a TAC member for a year and now 4 monthes later I got lazy not having daily lesson and no TAC community. So thanx. And rest in peace, David Olney you will be missed.
Love this one 🙂