These are 10 Cool Blues Chord Progressions.

Learn your chords, your'e going to need them for acoustic mastery and to play these examples! Claude 1. !"ld #aithful! $% '% (% & & & $% '% '% & & & $% $% $% & & & $% $% (%

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5. 6huffle Pattern7 B%89 & ( & (%89 (% & & B% & B% B% & B%89

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& B% & #:%

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% >

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% = = > > >

/. ?inor Blues Cm% & Cm% & Cm% & Cm% #m% & #m% & Cm% & Cm% @%:=& #%:= & Cm % & Cm% This progression is used in tons of great *lues songs. Pretty much e4ery Ailler *lues al*um has at least one minor *lues. to play the @%:=, middle finger on 10 fret $ string, first finger on =th fret ' string, ring finger on 10th fret @ string, pinAy on 11th fret B string...Then for #%:=, slide the entire chord do0n t0o frets. The other chords are normal *arre chords.

>. 6tormy ?onday This is 4ery cool progression that has many 4ariations...This one is similar to the one the $lman Brothers used. @% & C% & @% & @% C% & C% & @% @:% & @% @:% @maB% $min% & Bmin% B*min% & $min% Cmin% & @ C @ ':> Cou can play the last chord 0ith first finger on %th fret $ string, pinAy on 10th fret ' string, middle finger and ring finger on ninth fret @ and B strings. D 5 / / D 5 @maB% D > > > D > $min%

9. ?inor Blues 4ariation Cm% #m & #m% & #m & Cm% & Cm% & Cm% & Cm%

& Cm%

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'= & '15 & (= & '= &

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The '= is middle finger >th fret $ string, first finger on the fourth fret ' string, ring finger on >th fret @ string, and pinAy on >th fret B string. To get '15, ha4e the pinAy hit the >th fret high ( string as 0ell. 10. The 5 Chord Bounce Cou can taAe any three maBor chords and maAe a Ailler *lues Ham. The *est com*os are 0ith - , -;, ;, or -, maB--- -;. example 10a7 $ $ &' &' C & C&

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