Watch the Minor Blues 1 online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Survival Guide: Rhythm Edition

There is an expression in music, KISS. Not the band, but it stands for Keep It Simple Stupid. I am always trying to remember this, sometimes with more success than others. On this first take on the Bb minor blues I am keeping it simple (stupid) ;-). I am just playing the chords with little embellishment and am catching the little rhythm the keyboard played is getting. It make a nice little part. Also, if was keep our first chorus of the blues simple it gives us plenty of room to grow and build up dynamics. Also remember we are talking about blues rhythm guitar, so we are usually playing behind a singer or soloist so we are in a supporting role. So simple is usually better, it's not always about us.

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