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guitarplaya322
02-27-2008, 10:12 PM
Ok so im still a beginner to playing blues style guitar. I want to know some more chords that i can play for blues. i know all the major, minor, and 7th bar chords. what are some other good blues chords to learn.

sre9981
02-28-2008, 12:26 AM
the hendrix chord is always useful, and kinda funky, X7#9

E7#9, but movable. Root is on the A string, so moves the same as A system barre chords
http://www.rockguitarschool.com/images/chords/e4_3x5.jpg

Sly Taco
02-28-2008, 02:23 AM
^ love that chord

Highbinder
02-28-2008, 02:31 AM
Everyone loves that chord! I know I do! :peace: (also used by Clapton in Cream)

Carswell98
02-28-2008, 02:36 AM
everybody loves it

it's like, the ultimate funk chord :cool:

imgooley
02-28-2008, 03:11 AM
I'm a little more partial to the X9 chord like E9

---------------7------------
---------------7---------
---------------7-------
---------------6---------
---------------7----------
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Highbinder
02-28-2008, 01:48 PM
I'm a little more partial to the X9 chord like E9

---------------7------------
---------------7---------
---------------7-------
---------------6---------
---------------7----------
-----------------------

I find it really hard to move that one about..

ze monsta
02-28-2008, 01:54 PM
^ Practice, Practice, Practice!

Jimmy94
02-28-2008, 04:40 PM
and don't forget to flat the 9 every now and then!

e|x
B|5
G|7
D|6
A|7
E|x

all of the major and minor triads are very important to know as well, in many positions...

MAJOR TRIADS
e|x--x--x-------6--7--5
B|5--7--6------6--8--7
G|6--7--5------7--7--7
D|7--7--7------x--x--x
A|x--x---x------x--x--x
E|x--x---x------x--x--x

make any of them minor simply by flatting the third. the bolded notes are the root notes. I hope I didn't make any mistakes :)

BluesLP1990
02-28-2008, 06:14 PM
X7#9 FTW!

the blues aren't very complicated in chord structure, i think you've pretty much got all you need with dominant, minor, major, minor7, maj7 and a few substitutions and you're set. know the I, IV, V's and get started on perfecting some blues rhythm and you'll be well on your way

guitarplaya322
03-02-2008, 10:25 AM
ok thanks for all the help guys