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Blues Guitar Theory Guide

Blues guitar can be a fun genre to dig into for any player looking to get into the bluesy side of the instrument. There is a lot of soloing and filling involved, great grooves, funky chords and a steady, though challenging, chord progressions associated with the genre.

While some might think that playing the blues is simply 3 chords and the minor blues scale, digging into the work of many of the great players such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others, opens up a number of theoretical concepts that need to be understood before mastering this style of playing, including minor vs. major blues forms, major blues scales and dominant 7th chord-scale theory.

If you are looking to dive into the blues, and want to expand your music theory chops at the same time, then the following lessons are geared towards doing just that. Covering a wide range of topics, these theory lessons will give you all the info you need to expand your blues chops, and understand why the greats did what they did at the same time.