Big Bill Bluesy

by Chris Harrington

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    In this months lesson we're heading straight back to our Blues roots and taking a look at a rather cool 12 bar in the style of Big Bill Broonzy!

    There are some nice little variations you can use over the chords of an E Blues (E7, A7, B7) and a cool thumb technique that really makes the bass Pop! Make sure to check out the close up video to see how the thumb pulls the string, its slightly different to how we normally play finger style but has amazing results.

    This tune is a great way to get your thumb and fingers working individually, it will give your thumb accompaniment a solid foundation to play on top of freeing up your solo performances.


    KEY: E Blues
    TEMPO: 94BPM
    TIME: 4/4
    GEAR: TAYLOR BIG BABY (Elixir nano web 12-53)

    Chord progression:

    || E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 |
    || A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
    || B7 | A7 | E7 | B7 ||

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