Watch the 12 Bar Blues online guitar lesson by Richard Gilewitz from Guitar Foundations

Although there are a multitude of variations regarding the 12 Bar Blues theme, I have included one of the more simple variations to help get you started if you choose to go down this path. Please keep in mind that there are many fine blues players from past to present with their own signature personalities at the root of the music.

I would like to encourage you to delve into the history of the blues, the musical heritage, and regional influences if this style proves to be your cup of tea. There is such a deep rooted emotion coming from so many of the players throughout the years that I believe to truly understand the music, the practitioner must also understand the individuals who founded the genre.

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