Watch the Playing on the E String online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Guitar For Beginners

The twelve-bar blues form can be played as a Chicago shuffle, a slow blues, a rhumba, a Texas shuffle or with a swing feel, and it's all still the same chord progression. It's also been used in nearly every other American genre, from gospel and hillbilly to jazz, rockabilly and r&b, not to mention every era of rock'n'roll, which means there's at least one thing Chuck Berry, Ornette Coleman and Hank Williams all have in common.
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