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Watch the Follow Them Chords online guitar lesson by Richard Van Bergen from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know

This lick is an example of following the chords. Of course you can use the blues scale exclusively when you’re soloing over a 12 bar progression. Following the chords every once in a while can make your playing less predictable and more sophisticated. Especially effective on the V chord. Notice that this approach of following the chords is not the thing to do when you play that low-down and dirty kind of blues like John Lee Hooker or R.L. Burnside. It will even take away some of the toughness of it. If you wanna boogie, play it nasty! Plenty of that in this collection too. We’re in the key of A.