Shortcut to Playing The Blues

Here’s another lesson from Colin Daniel (from, this one is a shortcut to playing the blues. Basically, you’ll learn two bar chord shapes which are used particularly frequently in the blues. Those are the “7” chords. The two shapes are based on an E7, and an A7.

If you want to learn more about bar chords, I recommend checking out my course Bar Chords Made Simple.

In this short lesson, you’ll also learn a little about the 12 bar blues, and how you can transpose this 1,4,5 progression into other keys. That’s a super helpful concept to wrap your mind around.

Remember, if you have any questions, please ask them in the comments area below.

Also, the scale that Colin is noodling around in is the pentatonic minor scale.

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Ozzymbs - July 18, 2012 Reply

I think you do a great job Colin…keep it up bro.

Ozzymbs - July 18, 2012 Reply

you’re just jealous cuz you can’t handle pot

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