A - Now we need some chords to start getting into the Blues.
There are basically several types of chords we can use.
Open chords, Bar chords and movable chords. We want to know and use all of these.
Open chords are basically chords in the first three frets, so are easy to play
Bar chords are chords that can be played anywhere up or down the neck of the guitar, and are a bit more difficult for beginners but with a little practice you can do them
Movable chords can also be played anywhere up or down the neck of the guitar and are usually easier than bar chords
D1 - Practice this Bar Chord till you are comfortable
With it and practice it in different positions up and down the neck of the guitar
This chord played on the 5th fret is A Major.
If you moved it up one fret the 6th fret, it is now the chord of A# or Bb Major (A sharp or Bb Major)
If you moved the chord up another fret the 7th fret it is now the Chord of B Major up one more fret the 8th fret is now a C Major chord
NOTE: If you need to understand the basics of practical theory (Basically the A-B-C of music) I recommend you first go to Easy Practical Theory now
Practice all these Chords till you are very comfortable with them and with all the changes from one chord to the other chords, also practice them in different positions up and down the neck of the guitar
Keep practising the Pentatonic Scale Pattern
When you have it all sorted then continue on
D2 - This video shows a G Bar chord, this chord is the same shape as the chord above of A Major but played two frets down the neck of the guitar towards the head/nut. The 1st finger is on the 3rd fret instead of the 5th fret.
Bar chords are movable and you should practise this chord shape in many positions up and down the neck of the guitar
Bar chords can be quite difficult to play at first, but notice how the knuckle of the 1st finger is in between the 1st and 2nd treble strings, the knuckle helps to hold down these two first strings, making baring a little easier
Notice how the 3rd treble string is bent slightly by the 2nd finger, try NOT to bend the string
Again this is a movable chord and should be practiced up and down the guitar neck
This chord shape is a non bar chord but is moveable, practise this shape all over the neck of the guitar
Here the third finger is on the 5th fret so this is an E7th chord, if you play the chord with the the 3rd finger on the 3rd fret the chord would then be a D7 chord
If you play the chord with the the 3rd finger on the 2nd fret the chord would then be the chord of D#7 / Ab7