Blues You Can Use Written by John Ganapes. For guitar. Includes
instructional book and accompaniment CD. With introductory text,
instructional text, guitar tablature, standard guitar notation, guitar chord
diagrams and chord names. Blues and instructional. 96 pages. 9x12 inches.
Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.695007)
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Before you play the first note, place 1 on the G#, 3rd string, in preparation for the E7 chord. It will be there already for you when you get to the chord, and also guide your fingers in the run.
When doing the run from the open E Blues Scale, use 2 on the B, and hold
it, lightly touching the 5th string after it plays, while you play the D and
E. It will now be in place for the E7 chord.
to using 2 on the A7 chord. Using 3 is easier, but the properly developed hand
can do both. Relax that shoulder!
Again, keep 2 light on the B after playing, and use it to guide yourself
into the B7. The other fingers should be close, relaxed, and ready to drop
into the chord, or, you can even drop them lightly into place a few notes
P. 10 I do not advise using 4 on the 1st and 2nd string notes of
Scale 1. At least, learn it with 3 as well. I always teach it with 3. The
Because this is a prime bending note, and you will most often be using
the 3rd finger to do this bend. In addition, all the licks a beginner should
be learning use 3 on this note. It is very confusing for beginners to have
to adjust to this after learning it with 4. In any case, using 4 is a skill
that is developed with the Foundation Exercises from The Principles, and is
vital for other styles, such as acoustic, but learn this scale with 3.
Trouble with Bars? Read
"Easy Bar Chords"
Many people have a hard time making the change to the D7 chord smoothly.
Let's apply a little creative thinking: play the 5th fret note, C, with the
index already extended into a 1/2 bar. Then, just slide it up for the D7
Do the same for the E7 chord that comes 5 measures later, play the 5th
fret note, E, in a bar.