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Watch the The Rev online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Blues Bass Survival Guide

This is a soulful blues based on the song "Reverend Lee" by Roberta Flack where Chuck Rainey played a beautiful bass track. The bass plays a very melodic role on this song instead of the typical more supportive role, it is a chance to step out and make your notes sing by adding slurs and other inflections. The form is not standard blues, it is an 8 or 16 bar phrase that stays on the 1 for 2 bars, goes to the 5 chord for 2 bars, then it goes to the 4 for a bar, back to the 5 for a bar and finishes with the 1 chord for 2 bars, 1-5-4-5-1.