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Basic blues chord progressions for beginner guitar.

photo by Matt McGee

photo by Matt McGee

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most common blues pattern is the 12 bar blues it gets it’s name because it consists of a repeating pattern 12 bars. Lets look at a progression in E.

E          E         E         E

A         A         E        E

B          A         E          B

 

12 bar blues variation

E          A         E         E

A         A         E         E

B          A         E          E

 

Basic 12 bar with sevenths

E          E           E         E7

A         A          E          E

B7       A         E          B7

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