Blues Chords

author: The_Strat_Man date: 07/15/2004 category: music styles
rating: 5.4 / votes: 52 
Alright. There are five "easy" blues chords to memorize, that shouldn't be that hard. In fact, all of these are ridiculously easy, and with a simple progression, can produce a hit. [Chords] - E5 - - E6 - - A5 - - A6 - - B5 - E|x E|x E|x E|x E|x B|x B|x B|x B|x B|x G|x G|x G|x G|x G|x D|x D|x D|2 D|4 D|4 A|2 A|4 A|0 A|0 A|2 E|0 E|0 E|x E|x E|x And now you're thinking. Ha! This is ridiculously easy. And you're right. From here on in, it's simple, and fun (hopefully you'll find it entertaining). [Try this!] On this little chord progression, I want you to play it in Eighth notes, and quite fast. Two down strums per chord. E5 E6 E5 E6 A5 A6 A5 A6 See that wasn't hard at all. If it didn't sound bluesy, then you have no ear for blues! Try this one the same way, this time, we're going to add all chords. E5 E6 E5 E6 A5 A6 A5 A6 E5 E6 E5 E6 E5 E6 E5 E6 A5 A6 A5 A6 A5 A6 A5 A6 E5 E6 E5 E6 E5 E6 E5 E6 B5 B5 B5 B5 Yes, that one was a lot longer, but the B5 chord coming from either E6 or E5 really defines a Blues rhythm. You can mix, match, or do whatever you want the five blues chords here, and can easily create songs with them.

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