Rockin’ the 12 Bar Blues by John McCarthy - Begginer Blues Guitar Lesson

The 12 bar blues is a progression based on the I - IV - V chords that is 12 measures long. Most blues music is made up of 12 bar blues progressions; 12 measures of music that repeat throughout the song. This progression originated with the blues and has been adapted and used in all styles of music since. This particular example combines barre chords and single notes, and is in the key of A. The single notes at the end of each measure are played with the first and third fingers in the same position as each chord. Play along with the included backing tracks to get the shuffle feel. You can solo over the backing tracks using the A major or minor pentatonic scales; try experimenting with both.

Check the sound and backing track at the bottom to help you with the sound and rhythm.

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