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The 8 Bar Blues

 

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Alternative Blues Forms

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Another common alternative blues form that it is all to common is the "8 Bar Blues." This shortened form is used quite frequently and in our example today, we will play through this form using only our top 3 strings on the guitar. This allows for a useful approach when playing with another guitar player especially. Make sure to approach these voicings and licks using only up strokes as well. We will break down the chords, try them slowly to get them under our fingers, and than play it with a full backing track. Let's hear how it sounds!
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