Blues Guitar Lesson
Learn how to play an easy 12 bar blues
Ex. 1 (0:27 - 2:30) Measure 1, 2, 3 and 4 of our basic 12 bar blues. Don't worry about reading music, the video and breakdown will have you playing this in no time!
Play Along Jam Tracks
Pause video and work on playing measure 1 along with the mp3 track below. Don't worry about the full speed yet. Focus on playing the half speed through until you feel comfortable and then move to Ex.2. Come back to the full speed after you can play through the entire 12 bar blues at half speed.
Ex. 2 (2:31 - 3:30) - After playing the measure above 4 times we will play this measure twice for measure 5 and 6.
Ex. 3 (3:31 - 4:10) - this measure will only be played once in measure 9. It could be played in measure 12 also but in the video I play triplets on my low E string for measure 12.
Ex. 4 (4:11 - 5:50) - Now let's put it all together to play a 12 bar blues.