9th Blues Fingerstyle

by Fabian Ratsak

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  • 9th Fingerstyle Blues

    Hey and welcome to my new lesson.

    12 Bar Blues: The 12-bar form is the most prevalent in blues and rock and is the oldest of the blues forms.

    Today i want to show you guys a 9th chords blues, adding the 9th to a chord gives it a new sound and creates some interesting tensions that will liven up your old 7th-style voicings.

    So basically this is our standard 12 Bar Blues progression:

    | I A7 | I A7 | I A7 | I A7 |
    | IV D7 | IV D7 | I A7 | I A7 |
    | V E7 | IV D7 | I A7 | V E7 |

    All we do now is adding some colors to it. So instead of playing only dominant 7 chords we play dominant 9 chords and we are doing it twice as long with some subtle changes so we have 24 Bars of music.

    | I A9 | I A9 | I A9 | I A9 |
    | IV D9 | IV D9 | I A9 | I A9 |
    | V E9 | IV D9 | I A9 | V E9 |

    | I A9 | I A9 | I A9 | I A9 |
    | IV D9 | IV D9 | I A9 | I A9 |
    | V E9 | IV D9 | I A9 | V E9 ||end

    This Lesson will work on:

    - Blues form
    - Right hand picking
    - Playing bass and melody at the the same time
    - Basic blues rhythm
    - Extended chord voicing (9th)

    Tuning: E A D G B E - Standard Tuning

    Tempo: 94bpm

    Fender Strat
    Using the Neck pickup together and slightly Overdriven tone
    Guitar Rig 4

    Thanks and have fun with this lesson - Fabian Ratsak.



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