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Seventh Chords
 

Seventh Chords

Weve just strummed through a blues using the E, A, and B7 chords. Perhaps you find that it doesnt sound all that bluesy yet. Play it again, but this time use a seventh chord every time, using these chord shapes.

Seventh chords sound bluesy becausedepending on exactly which chords they arethey include some extra notes called blue notes.

Practice strumming these chord changes until you can play them smoothly before we go further. Keep the beat even, and try experimenting by choosing to play any given measure with either a plain chord or the seventh. If you dont know a plain B yet, just use B7. Once you get these chord changes automatic, youve got the blues.


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