there! What we are going to do today is to look at an E
Blues. We're also going to throw in a little thing called
turnaround. So, let's get straight into it.
we're going to start of with our E chord. The next
chord required is going to be E7th, so we just drop
that fourth finger in on the third fret of the B string.
The next chord we want is our E6th. Simple dropping
the fourth finger in onto the second fret of the B string.
So we've got E chord, E7th, down to E6th.
next chord we're looking at is our bar chord on the 5th
fret and we're playing an A7th chord. Then we go
to the 7th in what we call the octave, which is down here
on the 8th fret, B string. And then we're moving that into
the 7th fret on the B string. So that is A7th chord,
A7th on the octave, A6th.
the final chord we're looking at here is our B7th
bar chord. That's up on the 7th fret. Go to the octave:
B7th on the octave, which is going to take us to
the tenth fret with our little finger, and then we're moving
that onto the 9th fret for a B6th chord. So that is B7th
chord, B7th on the octave, B6th.
now let's listen on how that E chord sounds when we play
it straight (...). And in my fourth finger on the D note,
which is on the B string's third fret (...) and then moving
down to the B string second fret (...) gives us our E6th
chord. E, E7th, E6th.
a look at my A7th chord, I've got barring the fifth
fret A7 chord (...) , go to the octave, which is
on the B string up on the 8th fret, and then into the 7th
fret with my little finger for my A6th chord.
let's just take a look at what I'm doing with my right hand.
I'm using my thumb to play the E bass. I'm using first,
second and third fingers to pick upwards on the D string,
the G string and on the B string. So I'm missing the A completely,
and I'm getting the next three strings. So I get this kind
of motion here: thumb, and (the other three) together. The
best thing to do with that is to repeat that to get used
to the motion.
are going to play in what we call the shuffle feel: so it
will be long short long short long short long short
so we got our E chord, our E7th, our E6th
and back to our E. Put that together with a little
bit of speed...
to the A, A7th position, A7th on the octave,
A6th and back to A7th.
it up to the B on the 7th fret...
to the A...
that brings us to our turnaround. (To be continued in part2).