Watch the Chord World online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Jazz Up Your Blues
We start with the chords. A basic I - IV - I - V - IV - I progression. A couple of different rhythm ideas are to play the Shuffle Blues patterns which are shown in this video. The solo is a chord solo using a simple rhythmic riff and playing the chords along with it. Play the melody first then add the chords. We use chromatic approach using the G9 chord to the C9 chord and continue the riff melody using the C7 based chords. On the D7 chord we grab the top of the D9 chord and move it around a bit to create a classic sound blues chord riff. On the turnaround we use the classic thirds pattern. Try mixing up the picking to create some new sounds with the same notes. Use your own chords and ideas. Try mixing up the rhythms a bit and always add some blues.