Shortcut to Playing Blues Chords

Shortcut to Playing Blues Chords

If you really love the blues, and just can’t wait to get going, then learning these blues chords is a great shortcut to playing tons of blues songs.

These two bar chord forms are E7 and A7. Once you learn how to move them around to any fret on the fretboard, you’ll be able to play any blues song that uses these 7th chords – and there are tons of them! Remember your I IV V pattern and you’ll be fine – for instance, in the key of A, you will use A7, D7 and E7.

It really is important to get a good understanding of the fretboard, because then you can easily move your bar chords around to various keys. We go over this in a lot more detail in the main RiffNinja member’s area, which we encourage you to checkout.

The 7 chords are among the most common blues chords you’ll find, although if you’re looking for more, checkout these blues guitar chords as well.

In case you’re wondering what scale Colin is noodling in over all these progressions, it is the pentatonic minor scale, which is one of the first guitar scales you should learn.

Shortcut to Playing Blues Chords

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