Blues By The Bar Copy

In this lesson we are going to break down a typical 12 bar blues in the key of E and analyse some licks we could play. In this progression we are going to to what’s called the early IV chord ( A7) in blues terminology.

The A7 comes in at bar 2 for one bar then goes back to the E7 for bars 3 and 4. Typically a blues would hold the I chord for 4 bars, depending on the tune…

Its a good idea to get accustomed with this progression and soon you will start to hear the chord changes coming. If you can do that you will begin to hear and understand what licks and notes sound best over the particular chord you are playing on.