Blues Intro

by Sinisa Cekic

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  • Hi GMCers - welcome back! The introduction to any song is very important to the whole process of composing. I got the idea for this lesson from my fellow musicians who were trying to compose their own songs. After analyzing dozens of their attempts I reached a conclusion: impatience is a common mistake.

    You must let the song develop, and therefore pay attention to how it starts.
    What I like to use is a mix of
    comping and soloing. This can be a
    very successful combination, because a proper balance of these two can control the overall dynamics, especially if the guitar is the only polyphonic instrument in the band.

    Here we have an example, a demonstration of this approach, using soft blues. This can develop into several directions, the rest is up to you!

    If you have any questions:
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    Time Signature: 4/4
    Tempo: 70 bpm (beats per minute)
    Scale used: G major,G minor blues,G mixolydian.

    Enjoy/ Sinisa

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