12 Bar Blues Sliding 6ths And 9ths
Mississippi blues boogie guitar lesson demonstrating how to play sliding 6th and 9th Chords over a 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression in the Key of A. Learning this slide technique will help beginners as well as advanced players play 1000s of songs in the style of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton and other famous blues guitar players.
This riff is based off of a twelve bar blues in A. The two main chords are an A6 and an A9, with a shuffle feel. Some of the other techniques being used are hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and position shifts. Begin by sliding into the seventh fret, from the fifth fret on the second, third, and fourth strings. The fingering is two, one, three shape on the fretting hand. When moving up the the D6 and D9, you can bar and slide with your first finger on the first, second, and third strings. Follow the notation/tab closely for this.
The turnaround section runs through a common turnaround lick that nicely sets up the F9/E9 in the 12th bar. The other useful technique being used in this is hybrid picking. Use the third, second fingers with the pick on the picking hand. (refer to the lesson video for a close explanation of this)
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