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Lesson 4

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This lesson adds on to where we left off,  starting on the second position to play on the changes.  The basic blues box in second position is where a lot of the excitement is created in a modern blues solo. BB King should be credited with the combinations of notes used by most contemporary blues guitarists in this position. It's here where many of those great string stretches occur in his and many other blues guitarists solos (myself included). We also go over an easy and smooth way to get back to first position from the 2nd and different combinations of notes and riffs for this style.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Blues

Print Print Chords & Tab

The first riff is

$4.8 $3./7 $2.6 $1.6 $2./11 | $2.11 $1.9 10 11 11^ 11^^ |

loop @ 2:25 to practice the second riff

$2.11 $1.9 10 11 11 11^ 11^^ | 11^^ 11 9^ $2.11 p9 /6 |

loop @ 7:35 to practice the IV chord riff

$3./12 $2.11 13 13^v 11 13 $3.12 $2.14^ | $1.11 $2.14 $1.11 $2.14 $1.11h12p11 $2.14 11 $3.12 $2.11 13^ |
loop @ 7:45 to practice the final riff
 
$2.13^ $1.11 13 $2.13^ $2.13^v 11 13 $3.12 $2.11 | $1.13^^^ v ^ 13 11 13 |
$2.13^ 11 13 $3.12 $2.11 13^v^ |

Here's a backing track to practice and plan along with

Click the link below to download the backing track.

Download How Long Blues Backing Track

 

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standish
standish Dec 28, 2011

thank you so much Mike

link/download worked brillantly

cheers

 

if you haven't made downloadable backing tracks available for the other lessons

i'm sure i'll be asking there  ! !

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Dec 27, 2011

@standish .. yes, great idea.  I've updated Duke's post with the backing track.  Please let me know how it works for you.

standish
standish Dec 24, 2011

thanks for the online backing track, however it would be nice to be able to download the backing track to our computer or other practice device some of us use for practice and looping,

anyway we can download this track please

 
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