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  1. blues endings in E (#359) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    One of the best ways to end a blues tune is either going down to the 7(9) chord: cho|x|8|7|8|8|8|F7(9)|cho cho|x|7|6|7|7|7|E7(9)|cho |cr| or going up to the same chord: cho|x|5|4|5|5|5|D7(9)|cho cho|x|6|5|6|6|6|Eb7(...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 88802 Hits · 4.31/5 (71 ratings) · Last modified: 10/25/1999
  2. Double Stops (#57) - Page 3 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    <b>Warning: Aside coming...</b><br> One aside to the example on the previous page is that you can pretty much take any lick and drone the tonic note above it. That is to say, if you have a blues lick in E, you can keep play...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 143031 Hits · 4.08/5 (84 ratings) · Last modified: 6/15/1999
  3. Gravedigger Blues (#905) - Page 5 by Josh Graves (2401)
    The chords in measure eleven are actually a little tricky to fret. The first one is no big deal, but switching to the next one is hard, especially at a fast tempo, and you want as short a break as possible between the two. Pr...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 112811 Hits · 4.63/5 (178 ratings) · Last modified: 3/27/2001
  4. Blues Session (#8210) - Page 1 by Michael Hardesty (77)
    cho|x|2|0|1|0|0|cho cho|x|x|2|0|2|3|cho
    Blues · Beginner · 5399 Hits · 2.50/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 6/6/2004
  5. Acoustic Delta Blues Moves (#1106) - Page 6 by Jim Burger (4613)
    This is a verse out of my version of the old blues-hokum classic "Tight Like That". It's based on a later version that I heard from Tampa Red, although I've also heard earlier versions from him that sound completely differen...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 280121 Hits · 4.62/5 (327 ratings) · Last modified: 1/19/2001
  6. Walking Blues (#2677) - Page 5 by Josh Graves (2401)
    This section reverts back to dead thumb bass. Use the 2 finger as a base for the sliding, and the lick should be fairly self-evident. Then you can use more of 2 and 1 for the rest of the sliding ideas. <br><br> A quick not...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 48915 Hits · 4.38/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 4/2/2001
  7. Walking Blues (#2677) - Page 1 by Josh Graves (2401)
    This is the final installment of my "Gravedigger Blues" trilogy of lessons, three lessons which relate to the "Gravedigger Blues" mp3 that I submitted here at Wholenote. This is the final section of the piece, following the i...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 48915 Hits · 4.38/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 4/2/2001
  8. Acoustic Delta Blues Moves (#1106) - Page 7 by Jim Burger (4613)
    The passage below comes from a Son House tune called "Downhearted Blues," and I've heard him use a lot of these moves in other tunes, as well. This one should be a snap to pick up, it's actually a lot easier than Pony Blues....(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 280121 Hits · 4.62/5 (327 ratings) · Last modified: 1/19/2001
  9. Blues Em A #2 (#1476) - Page 1 by Kaco Rodrigues (79)
    Nesta nova lio vou mostrar a utilizao da pentatnica com o blues.<br> A pentatnica uma escala formada por 5 notas:<br> <font color=&ff0000>T 2 3 5 6</font> <br/><br/>Em cada acorde usado a penta respectiva, ou...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 6573 Hits · 4.08/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 8/22/2000
  10. Basic stop-time blues (#73) - Page 2 by Jim Burger (4613)
    This is another stop-time pattern that you hear quite often. It is shown here in the key of A. If you're playing this acoustic, as I do, you really need to pop those A and D strings when you're playing that little 4-note ri...(more)
    Blues · Beginner · 198179 Hits · 4.42/5 (212 ratings) · Last modified: 9/1/2000
  11. Baby Please Don't Go (#28) - Page 1 by Jim Burger (4613)
    The plinking on the high strings doesn't sound so good in MIDI, but it sounds good on a guitar as long as you just strum up and down lightly. If you play this song solo acoustic, it's important to play the baseline with your...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 54028 Hits · 4.03/5 (115 ratings) · Last modified: 6/9/1999
  12. Gravedigger Blues (#905) - Page 1 by Josh Graves (2401)
    This is my own personal composition. A year ago I would have been blown out of the water by this piece, today it took me about thirty minutes to compose (before I started trying to sequence it, that is). The first half is on ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 112811 Hits · 4.63/5 (178 ratings) · Last modified: 3/27/2001
  13. Walking Bass Lines with Chords (#21) - Page 5 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    Now, our blues is actually in 12/8 time, which means there are really three eighth notes in a beat as in:<br/><br/> <b>1</b> - 2 - 3 - <b>2</b> - 2 - 3 - <b>3</b> - 2 - 3 - <b>4</b> - 2 - 3<br/><br/> So far, all our comping on the off be...(more)
    Blues · Advanced · 160754 Hits · 4.10/5 (128 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/1999
  14. Gravedigger Blues (#905) - Page 3 by Josh Graves (2401)
    Here's the intro to the Gravedigger Blues. You should be able to play the bass line for the whole piece with your thumb, and use your index, middle and ring fingers to pluck the chords and licks. Much of the piece utilizes th...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 112811 Hits · 4.63/5 (178 ratings) · Last modified: 3/27/2001
  15. blues endings in E (#359) - Page 3 by Jim Burger (4613)
    Here's one that starts up high and works its way down the blues scale, using a couple of pulls, until it reaches the right point to resolve by going down to the E7(9). Note the little pinky slide on the ninth fret thrown in ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 88802 Hits · 4.31/5 (71 ratings) · Last modified: 10/25/1999
  16. A Major Scale Blues (#8140) - Page 1 by Simon Wiesner (181)
    Talk today with you WholeNoters about A blues scale. Some of you probaly already know blues scales. did you ever wonder if there were country scales, heavy metal scales. In a A Major blues scale the pattern is 1 b3 4 b5 5 ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 28681 Hits · 3.87/5 (31 ratings) · Last modified: 5/21/2004
  17. Dead Thumb (#883) - Page 7 by Josh Graves (2401)
    This is a sixteen bar blues pattern based on twelve bar blues. The point is to keep repeating the whole thing with new and more interesting licks until your tired of it. I find I can jam on it for a long while, looking for in...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 79536 Hits · 4.63/5 (75 ratings) · Last modified: 3/27/2001
  18. G Minor Jam, Licks/turnarounds (#7725) - Page 1 by Matt Malmsteen (29)
    seq|6_3|6_6|5_3|6_6|5_3|5_5|5_3|5_5|4_3|5_5|4_3|4_5|4_3|4_5|3_3|4_5|3_3|3_5|3_3|3_5|2_3|3_5|2_3|2_6|2_4|2_6|1_3|2_6|1_3|1_6|1_6|1_5|1_3|2_4|2_3|4_4|4_5|seq
    Blues · Advanced · 3685 Hits · 2.25/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 3/13/2004
  19. Blues And Rock Scale Options (#4104) - Page 1 by Jay McConnell (2030)
    <br><font size="+0"face="garamond">This lesson will focus on the main change or theme for the blues which is the following progression (Key of A Blues):<br/><br/>This is known as a I (one) to IV (four) change in the blues and these ...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 142610 Hits · 4.74/5 (171 ratings) · Last modified: 3/25/2002
  20. Blues And Rock Scale Options (#4104) - Page 9 by Jay McConnell (2030)
    <br><font size="+0"face="tahoma">Here's another scale similar to the MINOR BLUES PENTATONIC only with the b7th tone lowered to become a Major 6th. Some have called it the Minor 6 blues scale ala Robben Ford and others. It w...(more)
    Blues · Intermediate · 142610 Hits · 4.74/5 (171 ratings) · Last modified: 3/25/2002