For the last lesson focusing on chord progressions I’d like to go over a standard Blues progression.

Now, you may be saying to yourself, “This is a Country Course!

Why am I learning a Blues chord progression?”

Well, if you learn some Country songs you’ll find that the Blues progression will show up time and time again!

The Blues and Country is really closely related and support each other.

This last progression is in A.

Of course, being a Blues progression we’re looking at dominant 7 chords.

This progression should be memorized since it’s so popular.

  A7       D7       A7           D7         A7     E7     D7     A7      E7
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|5--------3--------5-------------3---------5-------5------3------5-------5-|
G|6--------5--------6-------------5---------6-------7------5------6-------7-|
D|5--------4--------5-------------4---------5-------6------4------5-------6-|
A|---------5----------------------5-----------------7------5--------------7-|
E|5-----------------5-----------------------5---------------------5---------|

Next, we have what’s known as a “Boogie”. The notes are doubled up with alternate strokes and can be played with the chords above or by itself.

It’s very common for this riff to be played over a Blues type progression.

A7

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------2-2-4-4-5-5-4-4-2-2-----------------2-2-4-4-5-5-4-4-2-2--------|
A|-0-0-3-4--------------------------4-4--0-0-3-4----------------------4-4---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D7 A7

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------2-2-4-4-5-5-4-4-2-2--------------------------------------------|
D|0-0-3-4--------------------------4-4-------------2-2-4-4-5-5-4-4--2-2----|
A|------------------------------------------0-0-3-4------------------4-4---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E7 D7 A7 E7

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------2-2-4-4-----------------------------------|
D|----------------------0-0-3-4---------------------------------------------|
A|----------2-2-4-4-------------------------0-0-4-4-5-5-6-6-7---------------|
E|0-0-3-4----------------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0--|

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