Watch the SECTION 8: Playing the Blues online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide

If there’s a pattern or chord progression that screams “rock and roll” it’s the R&B pattern that I’m about to teach you. Check out the chart called “Twelve-Bar Blues Songs” and you’ll see that there are again thousands of tunes that use this progression. Once you’ve learned it you’re going to start recognizing it all over the music you listen to. Then we’re going to apply these chords to a standard twelve-bar blues progression.