Watch the Minor Blues online guitar lesson by Steve Lasner from Blues Expose

This is a minor 12 bar Blues in the key of Bm – as is often done on a minor blues, measures 9 & 10 feature the bVI and V chords (G7 & F#7). This 16th notes groove is straight, not shuffle 8ths like the other examples. The chord voicings are pretty standard fare – leaving you free to focus on keeping solid time for the soloist! Don’t forget your dynamics either, particularly at the turnaround. In that department, pay attention to your volume as well as density – space is a powerful ingredient! You’ll also hear a few short ‘walks’ between chords helping to create a feeling of motion.

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