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Watch the Painful Memory online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Blues Rock Grooves Vol. 2

As I stated earlier, this is a 24 bar blues that essentially doubles the length of each chord. The song has a good number of fills in it, and it's important to remember that each chord is held twice as long as what we're used to! If you're not on top your game, you could get caught a little short finishing up that lick!

As I stated in the video, the first chord can be seen as Cm7 or C7#9 (the I7 chord). I love the lick on the IV7 or F7 chord, so be sure to recycle it. It's a little tricky, playing the low F with our thumb which can be tough to do at first. We form the rest of the chord on the fourth, third, and second strings, outlining the notes of the F7 using three note voicings. This pattern is very useful for adding some movement to the F7 chord, and the same maneuver can be used on the C7 chord, or any Dom7 chord for that matter. On the C7#9 partial voicing I also added in some vibrato on the chord, which takes a little time to master, but it's a great sound that's well worth it.