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Blues Guitar

Introductory Lessons
By

Joe Dalton

J. Gatorchase

Learn from the professor.


J. Gatorchase Productions
P.O. Box 197
Ocean Gate, NJ 08740

Copyright 2003-2004 - J. Gatorchase Productions, LLC

Early Rock n' Roll


Rhythm Pattern
#### 4
&
4
1

&

####

2
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

The Shuffle Rhythm


E

#### 4
&
4

2
0


2
0

4
0


2
0

2
0


2
0

4
0


2
0

2
0


2
0

4
0


2
0

2
0


2
0

4
0

2
0

12 Bar Blues in E
#### 4
&
4
1


2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

&

####

&

####

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The B Patterns
Alternate B Pattern

#### 4
&
4

4
2

4
2

6
2

4
2

4
2

4
2

6
2

4
2


4
2

4
2

4
2

4
2

4
2

4
2

4
2

4
2

New Rhythm Pattern


#### 4 .
&
4
j

&

####

&

####

4 0

10

4
0

4 2

4
0

E7 and A7
#### 4 .
&
4
1

E7

j
n n

&

####

A7

j n
n

Adding the seventh to the progression


#### 4 .
&
4
j
n



E7

&

####

&

####

A7

n
n n
2

E7

n
n
n

4
0

10

&

####

&

####

E7

n
n

13

A7

4
0

ww

A Rhythm Variation
#### 4 .
&
4
1

j
n n
2
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

4
0

5
0

5
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

4
0

5
0

5
0

4
0

Turnarounds
#### 4
&
4

&

&

####

####

#
2

&

####

E
3

&

11

&

# #
0

####

####

# #
1

E
13

&

####

# #
0

Turn arounds
#### 4
&
4
1

&

&

####

####

E
3

# #
0

Adding the turnarounds to the progression

####
&

. j
n

10

&

####

&

####

n
n n
2

13

n
n
n

4
0

16

&

18

&

####

####

# #

4
0

Harmonizing the Pattern


#### 4 .
&
4

E7

j
n

#### .
&

&

n
n

####

E7

4
0

2
4

1
0

4
5

2
0

2
0

Strumming the Pattern


E7

# # # # .

j n
&

0
0
1
0
2

0
0
2
0
4

0
0
4
0
5

0
0
2
0
4

0
0
1
0
2

0
0
2
0
4

0
0
2
0
4

0
0
4
0
5

# # # #

&
n

11

0
0
1
0
2

0
0
2
0
4

0
0
4
0
5

0
0
2
0
4

0
0
1
0
2

0
0
2
0
4

0
0
4
0
5

0
0
2
0
4

The A7 Harmonized Pattern


A7

#### . n

&
j
n

13

n n

3
0

The B7 chord
B7

# # # #

&

16

2
0
2
1
2

18

&

####

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

A7

2
2

1
2

3
0

5
0

3
0

One Chorus
with the
Harmonized Pattern
and turnaround

#### 4 .
&
4
1

1
0

&

####

n

1

4
0

2
0

n
n
1
2

2
0

4
0

2
0

1
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

3
0

5
0

3
0

#### n
&
n
n
n

7

3
0

4
0

2
0

j
# # # #

&

10

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

..
.
..

j
n

2
2

3
0

5
0

3
3
3
# # # #
&

# #
12

0
0
1
1
2
0

3
0

Embellishing the Pattern


E7

#### 4 .
&
4
1

1
2

#### .
&

&

####

E7

n j n
n n

2
0

4
0

2
0

4
5

A7

j
n n n n
n n

#### .
&
8

3
4

5
0

3
0

5
5

3
0

0
0
0
0
0
0

1
2

n
0
0
2
0
4

0
0
4
0
5

0
0
2
0
4

A7

# # # #
&
n
13

A7
0
2
0
2

0
3
0
4

E7

j
n
n

#### .
&
11

0
5
0
5

0
3
0
4

0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0

One Chorus
with Embellished Pattern
E7

#### 4 .
&
4

n j n
n n

&

####

2
4

4
0

A7

E7

#### n n
&
n n n n n

6

3
0

B7

&

####

j
n

1

j
..
.
..

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

E
12

&

####

A7

j
n n
n

0

3
0

B
3
3


#
3

1
2

5
0

3
0

One Chorus
with a

Second Embellishment
E7

#### 4 .
&
4

n j # n n # n n
n n

&

####

# n
n n

# n
n

1
2

A7

####
n # n
n
&
n

n # n
n

E7

2
0

3
0

0
0

&

####

# n
n n

# n
n

1
2

2
0

B7

# # # #

&

10

2
0
2
1
2

E
12

&

####

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

A7

..
.
..

3
3
3

1
2

0
0

One Chorus
Just a Little Fancier
E7

#### 4 .
&
4

n j # n n # n n
n n

&

####

A7

# n n n # n n n n

3
0
1
2

0
2

E7

2
4

#### n # n
n
n

&
n

n n n


3
7

3
4

0
0

0
2

j
# # # #

&

B7

10

A7

n
j

..
.
..

3
2
0
2
1
2

12

&

####

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

# # n n n
1
2

0
0
1
0
2
0

A7 Fill
j
# # # # 4
&
4

2
0
2
1
2

&

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

3
2
2
2
0

####
#
0

#
2

Adding the A7 Fill


to the fancier chorus
E7

#### 4 .
&
4

n j # n n # n n
n n

&

####

A7

# n n n # n n n n

3
0
1
2

0
2

E7

2
4

#### n # n
n
n

&
n

n n n


3
7

3
4

0
0

0
2

j
# # # #

&

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

B7

10

2
0
2
1
2

12

&

A7

2
0
2
1
2

####

2
0
2
1
2

3
2
2
2
0

# # b n n
0

E7

n

0
0
1
0
2
0

Combining What We Know


into an Arrangement
E7

#### 4 .
&
4
1

j
n

&

####

&

####

A7

n
n n
2

E7

n
n
n

4
0

10

&

####

&


#
4

13

####

&

####

j n
n

1

16

E7

# .
2

4
0

2
0

A7

n n
n
n

1

3
0

E7

#### n
&
n
n
n

19

B7

j
#
# # #

&

22

2
0
2
1
2

25

&

2
0
2
1
2

4
0

2
0

1
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

n n

#

2
0
2
1
2

2
2

3
0

5
0

3
0

E7

# .
2

A7

####

j
n n n # n n n
n

0

28

&

####

A7

# n n n # n n n n

3
0
1

0
2

2
4

E7

#### n # n
n
n

&
n n n n n

3
31

j
#
# # #

&

2
0
2
1
2

36

&

####

3
4

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

B7

34

0
0

..
.
..

3
2
2
2
0

#
4

A7

# .
2

Complete Harmonized
E7and A7 Pattern
E7

#### 4

&
4

11

11

12

13
0

14

A7

####

&
n

2
2

3
0

5
0

7
0

8
0

10
0

11

12
0

12

14
0

14

Applying new patterns


to a progression
E7

#### 4

&
4 n

n

1
2

2
0

4
0

6
0

11

11

13

12

14

A7

#### n
&

7
9

&

####

11

11

12

n n

13
0

14

2
0

3
0

5
0

11

11

12

E7

14

j



0

10

B7

2
0
2
1
2

4
5

6
0

13
0

2
0
2
1
2

11

12
0

2
0
2
1
2

12

14
0

14




2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

A7

#### n
&
n
# #
10

2
2

3
0

5
0

3
0

Turnarounds
and variations

#### 4
&
4
1

#
0

#### n n
&
3

#### n n
&
3

3
3

3
2

&

####
0

#### n n
&
9

3
0

3
0

3
0

Harmonizing the Descending


Turnaround
#### 4 n n
&
4
1

#### n n
# n
&

####
&
5

3
4

3
4

2
3

1
2

j
n

1
2

0
3
4

0
3
4

3
0
3
4

0
2
3

0
2
3

j
n

3
0
2
3

0
1
2

0
1
2

0
1
2

0
1

n n n
3

0
2
3

2
3

0
1

####
&
7

j
#

n n n
3

####
&
9

j
#

3
0
3

0
2

3
3

0
3

3
1

0
1

n n n
3

j
n

j
n

3
2

0
2

0
1

Contrary Motion
Turnarounds
#### 4
&
4
1

&

####
0

&

####

n
#

#
0

#### n n
&
# #
7

#### n n
&
#

11

&

#### n

0
2

b n
n #

j
n

0
3
4

2
0

0
1

1
2

Turnaround
Variations
#### 4
&
4

n # n n n

3
3
4

####
&

3
4

3
4

3
4
3
4

####
&

2
3

1
2

j
#

3
4
3
4

4
3
4

3
2
3

0
0
1

n n
n

j
n

3
2
3

3
2
3

2
1
2

3
4
3

j
n

2
1
2

1
2

n #n n n

3
3

2
3

j
n

2
1
2

0
0
1

3
3
2

2
0

0
0
1
0

####
&
7

j
#

n n n
3

0
3

j
n

0
2

0
0

0
0
1
0

####
&
9

j
#

n j .

n #
n
b
n
n

3
2

4
3

0
3
2
2

0
2
1
1

0
0

1
0
0

Changing the Progression


E7

#### 4 .
&
4

A7

n j n n
n

2
0

4
5

2
0

E7
4

&

####

# n n

n
####

&
n

2
0

4
0

2
4

0
0

A7
6

2
2

3
0

5
0

3
0

2
0


n
0


0
0

E7
8

&

####

n
n

0
1
2

j
#
# # #

&

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

B7

10

2
0
2
1
2

12

&

####

# n n

0
2

2
0
2
1
2

n n j
# n
#
n

2
0
2
1
2

3
2
0
2
0

B7

2
4

E7

n
# # n b n n

A7

E7

ww
n www
w
0
0
1
0
2
0

Fills
1
E7

#### 4
&
4

j
n

3
0

3
2

&

####

b n b

0
2

E7

# # # # n n b j

&
n

0
0
1
0
2
0

j
n b
n

0
4

32

2
3

0
2

A7

E7

# # # # n n b j
n

&
n # n

3
3

3
2
2
2
0

&

####

0
32

B7

# n
1

2
0

2 1

2
4

Open Position Blues Scale


#### n n
n n
&
9

n
2

Open Position Blues Scale


11

&

####

n
0

n
n

Sample Fill
# # # # n n b j

&
13

3 2

One Chorus using fills


E7
15

&

####

A7

3
0

5
0

3
0

E7

# # # # n n b j

&
17

3 2

2
0

A7

####

&
n

19

3
0

E7

# # # # n n b j

&
21

3 2

B7

j
#
# # #

&

&

####

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

E7

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

n n
#
0

3
4

2
0

2
0

3
2
2
2
0

B7

A7

23

25

2
0
2
1
2

1
1

E7

b n n n
#
3

0
2

0
0
1
0
2
0

ww
ww
ww

More Fills
#### 4
&
4

E7

j
#

n n n j#

2
3

3
4

3
4

3
4

3
4

3
4

2
2 0

0
1

E7

#### n n
n n
&
3

n #

A Stop Time Solo


E7

A7

j
n #

#### 4
&
4
1

12
12

12
12

14
14

12
12

12

1213

14

12
12

14
14

12
12

E7
3

&

####

j
n

n j j j

12
12
0

12
12

14
14

12
1213

9 10
11 12

14

10 10 910 10 10 910 10 10 9 10 10 10
12 12 1112 12 12 1112 12 12 1112 12 12

Constant Bass Solo


E7

A7

E7

n n
n n
#### 4n n

&
4

1

3
0

3
0

A7
4

&

####

n n
n n

3

2
0
2
1
2

E7

&

B7

#### n n

3
0

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

2
0
2
1
2

A7

E7

# # # # n n b j
n

&
n #

10

0
32

2
4

B7

n
#
2
0

Constant Bass
Different Position
E

A7

# # # # 4 j
&
4

46

46

E7

&

####

n n

46

79

9 10 9 7

7
8

7
8

7
8

9
0

A7

# # # # j n
&

5

46

46

8 7

&

####

E7

j
n j n n
b n

3
0
0

24

4 42

0
3

New Scale Fingering


#### 4
&
4

10

Chromatic Lick
3

&

####

j
n

5
0

Walking Bass Pattern


E7

A7

#### 4
&
4 n

#
n

#
n

1
0

2
2

3
2

4
2

6
5

7
7

8
7

9
7

&

####

F 7

B7

n
n

#
#

3
2

4
4

5
4

6
4

8
7

9
9

10
9

11
9

10

11

Some New Changes


E7

A7

#### 4

&
4
n

n # n n

&

####

2
2

3
4
0

E7

2
0

4
0

2
0

2
0

4
0

2
0

A7

####

&
n

3
0

E7
7

&

####

&

####

4
0

2
0

n
#

n #

n
#

#
#
4
4
2

5
4

6
4

8
7

F 11 F7#11(maj7)

E7

B7

G13

&

####

F 7

3
2

11

# n

ww
n
b
n
n

n
w
0

1
0

4
3

0
3
2
2

0
2
1
1

1
0
0

9
9
7

10
9
9

10

11
9
10

11

11

Adding the C#7


E7

n
j

n n
n

#### 4 .
&
4
1

&

####

A7

2
0

5 3
4
0

A7

E7


1
2

2
0

1
2

n

2

n n

2
4

E7

####

&
n

0
0
1
0
2
0

0
0
1
0
2
0

3
0

5
5

3
0

b D C #7
n n # n n #
# n #
E 7

0
0
1
0
2
0

5
7
6
7

4
6
5
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