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Learn Guitar Online - Play Blues Progressions on Guitar by Ear

Learn Guitar Online - Play Blues Progressions on Guitar by Ear

Dominant seventh chords will almost always be good substitute chords to utilize when you are searching for a blues sound on guitar; some of the printed music can have the chords of an song as major chords you can definitely the tune has a blues 'feel' the chords almost certainly will be dominant seventh chords. blues progression

Consider a look at a sample 12 bar blues progression written exclusively as major chords.

Progression #1:

C /// | F /// | C /// | C /// |

F /// | F /// | C /// | C /// |

G /// | G /// | C /// | G7/// || C (before)

Now here is the same progression using dominant seventh chords:

Progression #2:

C7 /// | F7/// | C7/// | C7/// |

F7 /// | F7/// | C7/// | C7/// |

G7 /// | G7/// | C7/// | G7/// || C7 (before)

Because there is so many methods to alter dominant seventh chords it's rather a difficult choice to decide the most effective type of dominant seventh on your musical application.

Within this next blues progression I'm featuring the dominant seventh with a sharpened ninth. (among Jimi Hendrix's favorite sounds).

Progression #3:

C7#9 /// | F7#9/// | C7#9/// | C7#9/// |

F7#9 /// | F7#9/// | C7#9/// | C7#9/// |

G7#9 /// | G7#9/// | C7#9/// | G7#9/// || C7#9 (last time)

The dominant seventh having a sharpened ninth creates a lot of musical tension and for that reason can be very useful for blues based material.

On this occasion I'm only gonna use the C7#9 to create musical tension in bar five flying insects the 'F' chord.

Progression #4:

C7 /// | F7/// | C7/// | C7#9/// |

F7 /// | F7/// | C7/// | C7/// |

G7 /// | G7/// | C7/// | G7/// || C7 (before)

How about a dominant seventh using a sharpened eleventh?

This chord will be written as: C+11 or C#11

The C+11 would offer the following 1, 3, natural 5, b7,9,+11

I've specifically established that the fifth is a natural fifth because the +11 (sharp 11) could also be thought of as a flattened fifth note.

And so the notes in a C+11 chord will be: C,E,G,Bb,D & F#

C+11 = C,E,G,Bb,D,F#

F+11 = F,A,C,Eb,G,B

G+11 = G,B,D,F,A,C#

Progression #5:

C+11 /// | F+11/// | C+11/// | C+11/// |

F+11 /// | F+11/// | C+11/// | C+11/// |

G+11 /// | G+11/// | C+11/// | G+11/// || C+11 (before)

You may find some of these sounds usual at first but as your ear becomes accustomed to the new harmonies I'm sure you can find them very useful for creating interesting musical backgrounds on your tunes. blues progression