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Bengt Erlandsen


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Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 2:26 pm    
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Rewrote a very old post of mine for some easier viewing.
A compilation of really nice to know positions for laying down some blues chords.

Tab:
 
 Simplified 12 bar shuffle/blues progression
 
 
I  /  /  /  I  /  /  /  I  /  /  /  I7 /  /  / 
 
 
IV /  /  /  IV /  /  /  I  /  /  /  I  /  /  /
 
 
V7 /  /  /  IV /  /  /  I  /  /  /  V7 /  /  /
 
 
 
 
All examples are shown in Key of A
 
 
Here are some positions for I, IV and V7
 


       I      IV      V7
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-------------------------------------
5)-----5------3A------5----------------
6)-----5------3B------5B---------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)------------3L------5L---------------
9)-----5-------------------------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
 
       I      IV      V7
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-------------------------------------
5)-----10-----10------12---------------
6)-----10B----10------12---------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-----10L-----------------------------
9)------------10------12---------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
 
or here (D -> C# on 9th required)
 
       I      IV      V7     
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-------------------------------------
5)-----2------1-------3----------------
6)-------------------------------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-----2R-----1R------3R---------------
9)-----2------1L------3L---------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
or here (D -> C# on 9th required)
 
       I      IV      V7     
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-------------------------------------
5)-----8------7-------9----------------
6)-------------------------------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-----8R-----7R------9R---------------
9)-----8L-----7-------9----------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
or here
 
       I      IV      V7     
1)-------------------------------------
2)-----5L-----3-------5----------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-------------------------------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----5------3B------5B---------------
7)------------3-------5----------------
8)-----5-------------------------------
9)-------------------------------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
 
       I      IV      V7     
1)-------------------------------------
2)-----10-----10L-----12L--------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-------------------------------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----10B----10------12---------------
7)-----10------------------------------
8)------------10------12---------------
9)-------------------------------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
 
       I      IV      V7     
1)-------------------------------------
2)-----5L-----3-------5----------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-----5------3C------5C---------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----5------3B------5B---------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-------------------------------------
9)-------------------------------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
 
       I      IV      V7     
1)-------------------------------------
2)-----10-----10L-----12L--------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-----10C----10------12---------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----10B----10------12---------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-------------------------------------
9)-------------------------------------
10)------------------------------------
   
 
 
Fun with repeated pattern
Experiment with different picking patterens
 
Example patteren (bar count below)
 
1)------------------------------------------------------
2)-----------10-------10-------10-------10-------10~~~~-
3)------------------------------------------------------
4)------------------------------------------------------
5)------------------------------------------------------
6)--------------10B------10B---------10B---10-----------
7)----/10~~~~------10-------10----10----------10--------
8)------------------------------------------------------
9)------------------------------------------------------
10)-----------------------------------------------------
       1  .  .  .  2  .  .  .  3  .  .  .  4  .  .  .
 
 
 
 
Approach from above or below when changing chords.
 
Example I to IV
 
 
1)------------------------------------
2)------------------------------------
3)------------------------------------
4)------------------------------------
5)-----5---4A--3A---------------------
6)-----5---4B--3B---------------------
7)------------------------------------
8)---------4L--3L---------------------
9)-----5------------------------------
10)-----------------------------------
 
 
Example I to V7
 
1)------------------------------------
2)------------------------------------
3)------------------------------------
4)------------------------------------
5)-----5---5A  4A--5------------------
6)-----5---5---4B--5B-----------------
7)------------------------------------
8)-------------4L--5L-----------------
9)-----5---5--------------------------
10)-----------------------------------
 
 
 
Example V7 to I
 
1)------------------------------------
2)------------------------------------
3)------------------------------------
4)------------------------------------
5)-----5---6---5----------------------
6)-----5B--6---5----------------------
7)------------------------------------
8)-----5L-----------------------------
9)---------6---5----------------------
10)-----------------------------------
 
 
 
       I      IV      V7
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-----5------4R------6R---------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----5------4-------6----------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-------------------------------------
9)-----5------4-------6----------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
       I      IV      V7
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-----11R----10------12---------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----11-----10------12---------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-------------------------------------
9)-----11-----10------12---------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
one other position for the I chord is here.
 
       I
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-----7C------------------------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----7B------------------------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-------------------------------------
9)-----7-------------------------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
 
       I      IV      V7
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-------------------------------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----5------4-------6----------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-----5------4R------6R---------------
9)-----5------4-------6----------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
       I      IV      V7
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-------------------------------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----11-----10------12---------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-----11R----10------12---------------
9)-----11-----10------12---------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
       I      IV      V7
1)-------------------------------------
2)-----5L-----4L------6L---------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-----5------4R------6R---------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----5------4-------6----------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-------------------------------------
9)-------------------------------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
       I      IV      V7
1)-------------------------------------
2)-----11L----10L-----12L--------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-----11R----10------12---------------
5)-------------------------------------
6)-----11-----10------12---------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-------------------------------------
9)-------------------------------------
10)------------------------------------
 
 
 
 
 
Play the 3rd string instead of 6th string for another voicing
 
Play the 4th string instead of 8th string for another voicing
 
Play the lowered 2nd string instead of 9th string for another voicing
 
Example I to the IV
 
1)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4)----------5-----------3~~~~~~--4~~~~~~--5-----5--4-----5--6-----7--8-----9--10~~~~~~-
5)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6)----------5-----------3~~~~~~--4~~~~~~--5-----5--4-----5--6-----7--8-----9--10~~~~~~-
7)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8)----5-----------------3~~~~~~--------------------------------------------------------
9)-------------------------------4~~~~~~--5-----5--4-----5--6-----7--8-----9--10~~~~~~-
10)------------5-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
      1  .  .  2  .  .  3  .  .  4  .  .  1  .  .  2  .  .  3  .  .  4  .  .  1  .  .
 
Try sliding some/all of the notes from 5th to 10th fret.
 
 
Cool Turnaround I to V
 
1)-------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------
4)-----5---5---6L----------------------
5)-----------------5~~~~~~-------------
6)-----5---5B--6B--5B~~~~~-------------
7)-------------------------------------
8)-------------------------------------
9)-----5---5L--------------------------
10)------------6---5~~~~~~-------------
 
 
 
Another Example I to IV
 
1)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3)-------------------------------------------------------4~~3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------
4)----5~~~~~~--5~~3-----------------------4R~~~~~--4R~4--------------------------------
5)-------------------3A----------------------------------------3~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------
6)----5~~~~~~-----------3~~~~~5~~~~~~~~~--4~~~~~~--------------------3~3B~~~~----------
7)----------------------------------------------------------------3~~~~~~~~~~----------
8)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9)----5~~~~~~-----------------------------4~~~~~~--------------------------------------
10)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
      1  .  .  2  .  .  3  .  .  4  .  .  1  .  .  2  .  .  3  .  .  4  .  .  1  .  .


B.Erlandsen
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Tucker Jackson


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Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 7:59 pm    
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Good stuff, Bengt. Thanks!
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