Here is a cool little video lesson for all of you blues guitar lovers. This is taught by one of my favorite guitar instructors, Marty Schwartz from GuitarJamz. In this lesson, he explains how to play a cool blues guitar progression in the key of E using the chords: E7, A7 and B7 (If you don’t already know how to play these chords, then click each chord for a lesson on how to play them, or just watch the video below as Marty demonstrates how to play each chord.)
He begins the lesson with a very basic progression playing each chord normally in their open positions. He then teaches you how to add some really cool embellishments to the chords to really make things interesting. For example, when playing the E7 chord, place your pinky on the 3rd fret of the B string. You can also place your pinky on the 3rd fret of the high E string. Practice playing the chord normally and switching your pinky on and off between those two strings.
For the A7 chord, you can simply add your pinky to the 3rd fret of the high E string for a really bluesy sound. Then take those embellishments you just learned for both the E7 and A7 chords and add them while playing the entire chord progression. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Watch the video tutorial below for more cool blues guitar tricks!
A big thanks to Marty Schwartz for sharing this awesome video lesson. Marty is an amazing guitar player and one of the best guitar instructors online. If you are serious about your guitar learning, you should definitely visit his Website here. I can’t recommend Marty’s Website enough.