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Watch the Slow Standby online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 4: Rhythm Approaches

Slow Standby - Rhythm 25 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Blues Rhythms You MUST Know.


I call this Slow Standby because you'll inevitably hear a slow blues and you'll be intrigued by the sliding chord sounds. For years I didn't know that I was actually playing 6th chords and 9th chords in the same bar.

The chord you slide to first is a 6th chord. You then resolve to a 9th chord.

Let's make things easy and focus on the sound of the chord. Think of the 6th as a slightly happier dominant 7th chord! Okay, that's a very elementary way to put it but, hey whatever works right? There are certainly more complicated ways to play a progression like this but, I wanted to start out simply so you understood the concept here.

We'll play some more interesting stuff later. After all we're only halfway through!