Beginner Organ Blues Rock

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi guys!

    My new lesson is a blues rock lesson. Great for beginners because it just needs the classical E minor pentatonic, that we all know. I just spiced it up a little bit with some notes of the E Dorian scale (E, F#, G, A, C#, D) and blue note (Bb) to get a hipper touch. But not only beginners will have fun with it because the way I mixed the guitar together with the Leslie organ a cool sounding backing track came out. Great for jamming!

    Let's go through the sections:

    Em |% | % |A5 G5 |
    Em |% | % |Bm7 C#m7 A/D |

    The unisono part with guitar, bass and organ in this section has a forward moving character and keeps you tapping with your foot (hopefully hehe). At the end, there's just a small modulation to E MIxolydian because of the Bm7, C#m7 and A/D chord and leads perfect to the main following part.

    A Part(0:17-0:45)
    Em |% | % |Em7 Em6 |
    Em |% | % |Bm7 C#m7 A/D |
    Em |% | % |Em7 Em6 |
    Em |% | % |Bm7 C#m7 A/D |

    This main part is based on some simple E minor pentatonic notes in a strong syncopated character together with the organ. Notice the little blues fills at the end of every line. And still at the end, the small modulation part to E MIxolydian because of the Bm7, C#m7 and A/D chord like in the intro section.

    B Part(0:45-0:59)
    Cadd9 |Am7 | D |Bm |
    C |G/B | Fsus2 |%|

    As a contrast, the B Part (E Minor) is kind of an interlude with some blues bendings, double stops and triplets.
    Small modulation on the last chord Fsus2 (F Lydian/A Minor).

    A Part(0:59-1:12)
    Em |% | % |Em7 Em6 |
    Em |% | % |Bm7 C#m7 A/D |

    Back again to the main part. But this time with some small changes on these little blues fills at the end of every line.

    Em |% | % |A5 G5 |
    Em |% | % |Bm7 C#m7 A/D |

    Back to the intro! But now played as an outro and followed by a classical unison riff in the E blues scale.
    Easy but effective!

    Final words :
    It's all about time here too, the syncopated organ/guitar lines should perfectly match together. Also the length of these lines is very important too! Have fun with the track!

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all these little extras!
    Have fun with it!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario EXL 120
    Amp: Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 4x12" V30
    Effects: T.c. electronic G-Major
    Sound-deflection system by DEEFLEXX

    Mics: Shure SM57
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 9, Several plugins

    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo: 140 BPM

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