StrayCatBlues
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#1
Ok, I've been playing guitar for around 3 years, and have spent most of it learning and playing the blues, but here's something I've enver worked out.

At the end of almost every blues/ rock and roll song there's always two chords - a sort of bluesy goodbye - that I can never work out.

They don't seem to be any of the chords in the standard I - IV - V sequence, and I can't seem to discern what they are.

Help me out?
Cheers.


EDIT: Examples - Jailhouse Rock - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=tpzV_0l5ILI
I'm Tore Down - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=djRAF_ph3TQ
Stop Messin' Around - http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=HZu1KXubB1g
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imgooley
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#2
it's sometimes the vi-v type deal. Play the dominant major 9 chord and slide it down one fret.

So in A, play a F dominant 9 and slide it down to an E dominant 9.
TheDev01dOne
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#3
I think, sounds okay to me anyway.. it's just a modified turnaround that goes to the I chord 1octave up, instead of the V chord for the turnaround.. example like a key of G turnaround.. instead of:


e--3---3---3-------3--2---
B-3-3-2-2-1-1-0----4--3---
G--------------0---3--2---
D---------------------0---
A-------------------------
E-------------------------


You can do..

e--3---3---3-------3--3---
B-3-3-2-2-1-1-0----4--3---
G--------------0---3--4---
D---------------------5---
A-------------------------
E-------------------------


Does that sound right, and make any sense?
dr_john
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#5
maybe you mean a sharpened I chord followed by the I chord, I tend to do that sometimes. So, in A the final 2 chords would be A# then A.
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StrayCatBlues
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#7
Cheers fellas

I like the feel of the dominant 9 method, personally.

Thanks to all who contributed
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#8
I normally use the dominant nine personally.
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#9
I love these two at the end of 'Dirty pool' by SRV...

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