Watch the Blues With Space online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 50 Licks Greatest Hits Vol. 1

I’ve been talking about “space” in your rhythm playing quite a bit. In this slow blues example, I’m truly showing off my style and, my favorite use of space.

We’re in the key of G here and your I-IV-V chords are G7(9) C9 and D9. I threw in some diminished stuff as well. This example is based off of the 6th-9th move we touched on in some early slow blues examples.

One of my favorite things about this post is the suspended chords. Learn this 12 bar example and with some patience, you’ll be able to play this unaccompanied and sound like Bill Frisell meets Robben Ford!

Pretty good players to emulate I’d say.