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We will leave the key of E for a while, but we will return to the key later. The key of A is another favorite key for blues guitar players. One advantage of the key is that you have the root of all basic chords on open strings. In A we will not run into the same kind of trouble as we did in E each time we were coming to the B7 chord.

A is also a good key for soloing. We will start looking at blues scales in this key.

But first we must make sure that we know the chords and the basic chord progressions.

In A the three basic chords are: I=A (A7), IV=D(7) and V7 is E7.

12 bar blues Type 1 in A

The 12-bar blues progression 1 in A, with turnaround chord, is:

12 bar blues Type 2 in A

From this you do of course understand that the blues progression 2 will be like this:

There is only one new chord, as we are following the circle of fifths from key to key. This new chord is D7. I guess that you know it, but I include it just to be sure.

There are many ways to finger the D7 chord. You find some examples here. But we will come back to other voicings in a blues context in future lessons.

D7

I give you the same backing tracks to play with that you have met before

12B1 12-bar Blues progression 1. For more information, go to 12-bar Blues progression 1. Download all files as a zip-file.
65 very slow C D Eb E F G A Bb
90 Slow C D Eb E F G A Bb
120 Medium C D Eb E F G A Bb



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