Blues Backup in 3rds. Common way to backup a blues. Do as a shuffle!. Next slide has the backup. This is all in 3rds. 3rds are intervals – from G# to B is a third (G# - A – B)
Common way to backup a blues. Do as a shuffle!
For E7 – Only play strings indicated. On the 1st one you might want to hold an E7 down as you play it (I do).
For A7 – First finger stays at the 5th fret – may want to barre for most of this.
Barre 5th fret then hammer.
Now just repeating the 1st ½ of the measure over and over. Hammer on beats 1
And beats 3.
See the next 3 slides for ways to do the B7. It will take some time
for that chord. Again try in all keys.
doing a ½ barre at the 4th fret. Rest is in 1st position. See fingering
Finger 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 1
4 1 1 1
Barre the 4th fret – I prefer this one.
This one is tough for fingering but is
Fingering 1 4 2 4 3 1 2 1
1 3 2 3
Note the 3rd beat can be a barre also with either the 4th or index finger!
This last one is the same as the open E form. Just moved up. Barre at the 7th fret and the rest should be fairly easy. Starts with just a B7 chord at the 7th fret. For the 2nd beat use your middle finger on the 9th fret of the 3rd string and your pinky on the 11th fret of the 5th string.
See See Rider or C C Rider
Repeat this line – and similar
This is an 8 bar blues. You could do something similar to the previous songs on this.
Great song that Eric Clapton did along with others. Very traditional blues!