Watch the Mucho Blueso online guitar lesson by Robben Ford from Rhythm Revolution
This is a very standard minor blues chord progression, D minor 7, B flat 7, and A plus 9. At the beginning of this I'm using an open D minor voicing. I would call it D minor 4, because the fourth is introduced into this D minor 7 voicing. This is the voicing used on Miles Davis' "So What". I'm using it throughout this piece of music because it gives you a little more open sound. We are revving up to something. We are going somewhere. Altered tones really fit in well here. Your wrist can get into a compromised psoition. If you wear the guitar high - it's a little easier. Years ago when I first met Larry Carlton I noticed that he wore his guitar high. I was playing a Super 400 at my knees becasue I thought it looked cooler, and it does. But I've tried to compromise and find a good way to hold to hold the guitar. All the chord voicings are nice and tight. If you use your fingers you don't have to play all those low notes.