Watch the Blues Chord Evolution online guitar lesson by Robben Ford from Blues Chord Evolution
Hi, I'm Robben Ford and welcome to Blues Chord Evolution. Over the years, I've developed a strong relationship with chords. It began with a book by a man named Mickey Baker, Jazz Vol. 1 Many of the things I learned in there, I saw that I could immediately apply to 12-bar blues playing, particularly Chicago blues. It was a perfect match!
Over time, I learned my own way of applying these chords to the blues, which I'm excited to show you in this new course. We'll start out with some basic open position chords (with a little embellishment). From there, we'll look at major triad barre chords with some extensions. Next, we'll dig deep into how I use minor 7th, 6th, 9th, and 11th chords. After that, we'll be looking at some dominant chords — dominant 7th, 9th, and 13th. We'll wind up with some altered chord voicings, and I'll show you how I use them to move around the guitar.
Everything is tabbed, charted, and notated for you, plus you'll get all the backing tracks to work with on your own. So, grab your guitar and let's dig in!