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

As you start looking around, you'll find that even more blues songs are in the key of E than in the key of A. Once again, it's all about the open strings. In the key of E, the lowest, fattest, heaviest-sounding open string on the instrument is available as a bass note, and if you're soloing, the top three open strings are all part of the E minor pentatonic scale, a very important sound when it comes to soloing on the blues.
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