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Learning to play the Blues     For Guitar Teachers and Students

Jam - Room

INDEX

CTB Index

ABOUT

MODULE 5

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M5 - Project  3 - Substitute Chord for your rhythm/strum

Using the minor 6th or 9th Chord

A - ALTERING AND ENHANCING THE CHORD PROGRESSION Continued…

Hopefully you are getting comfortable using the minor 6th or 9th type chord and can use them with all 12 CTB Blues Bop VIDEO files in the Jam-Room, in all 12 keys

Remember there is no race, so take whatever time needed to perfect these changes and always revise


Now we want to look at strumming along with the 12 CTB Blues Bop VIDEO files and using some more variations, this is great if there are two guitarists playing rhythm so each guitar does not play exactly the same so there is some slight variation

B - A NEW CHORD FOR STRUMMING ALONG IN THE JAM-ROOM

Again we will use the original chord progression CTB Blues Bop in A BELOW (Diagram 1)

And see some other possible variations we could make that will work when played with the original Videos in the Jam-Room or with another guitarist


But first let us look at a new chord the chord of A6

Compare Picture 1 and Picture 2 an A7th Chord and an A6 Chord shown below

D - MOVABLE CHORDS


Remember all these chords are movable

So an A6 chord moved up the neck as shown below becomes an A#/Bb6 chord etc..

And one fret down the neck would become an Ab/G#6 etc..

DIAGRAM 1 - The original Chord Progression

DIAGRAM 2

PICTURE 1 - A7 Chord

PICTURE 2 - A6 Chord

A 7 Bar Chord X X 1 1 2 3 4 1 A 6 Bar Chord

By comparing Picture 1 and Picture 2 above you can see that by simply moving the little finger (4th finger) left or right you can easily go backwards and forwards between the A7th and A6th Chords


Practice this till you can play an AMajor to A6 to A7 chord and back again without any effort


C - USING THESE CHORDS IN THE JAM-ROOM

Now practice the variations to the original chord progression (DIAGRAM 1) Shown below

Practice them with the video in the Jam-Room, then try them out in all 12 Keys using all the 12 CTB Blues Bop VIDEO files, or if you have another guitarist to jam with one can play the original progression as the other plays the variations and then swap


Where there are two chords in one bar play two beats for each chord


DIAGRAM 3

DIAGRAM 4

A 6 Bar Chord 1 1 2 3 4 1 Move the chord up one fret becomes an A#/Bb6 Move the chord down one fret becomes an Ab/G#6

E - USE THE JAM-ROOM


Go to the Jam-Room and start jamming


Remember Always Revise

Have fun