12 bar chord progressions are incredibly common in music. You’ve probably heard of “12 bar blues” progressions before, but unfortunately, that leaves many people mistakenly thinking these 12 bar progressions don’t apply to other types of music.
The fact is, you’ll see 12 bar chord progressions all over the place, once you start looking.
Here’s an introduction to a 12 bar “blues” that you can use anywhere. A good challenge is to play this chord progression in as many different strum patterns as you can think of; perhaps try it with distortion and without – pretty soon you’ll start to get a feel for how flexible these are!
Watch 12 Bar Blues on Youtube.
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