Beginners 12 Bar Blues Acoustic Guitar Lesson With 15 Essential Chords – Drue James – Part 1

Beginners 12 Bar Blues Acoustic Guitar Lesson With 15 Essential Chords - Drue James - Part 1

Easy 12 bar blues guitar tutorial for acoustic guitar. This beginners lesson shows you the classic 12 bar blues progression with 15 essential chords that all beginners need to know. This guitar tutorial has a free tab TAB at the LGIL Student Area. Here’s the link: https://www.learnguitarinlondon.com/student-area-access

If this video gets over 500 likes I’ll make a Part 2 for playing all of these chord families in every key.

This lesson is great for timing, rhythm and getting started on easy barre chords. Below is more details about the lesson.

Lesson Start Times:

1:49 = The 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression (Order of chords that repeats – LEARN THIS OFF BY HEART)

3:23 = The 12 Bar Blues Formula (Learning this order of numbers will help you play the 12 bar in any key)

4:15 = What are the 5 Essential Chord Familes?

4:43 = Major Chords (How To Play A, D and E)

6:57 = My recommended metronome is the Boss Guitar Tuner App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.roland.bosstuner&hl=en_GB
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/boss-tuner/id1113473319

7:38 = Playing the 12 Bar With Major Chords @ 70BPM

9:50 = If The Rhythm Is Too Easy Try This…

10:45 = Minor Chords (How To Play Am, Dm and Em)

11:44 = Playing the 12 Bar With Minor Chords @ 70BPM

12:44 = Playing the 12 Bar With Major Then Minor Chords @ 70BPM

16:20 = Dominant Seven Chords (How To Play A7, D7 and E7)

17:08 = Playing the 12 Bar With Dominant Seven Chords and Then Minor Chords @ 70BPM

18:45 = Minor Seven Chords (How To Play Am7, Dm7 and Em7)

19:18 = Beginner Barre Chord? (Dm7)

20:08 = Playing the 12 Bar With Minor Seven and Then Dominant Seven @ 70BPM

21:49 = Major Seven Chords (How To Play Amaj7, Dmaj7 and Emaj7)

23:37 = Playing the 12 Bar With Major Sevens and Then Minor Sevens @ 70BPM

25:40 = Recap On The Families and Tips On How To Practice

26:56 = Playing the 12 Bar With ALL 15 Chords (5 Families) @ 70BPM

Thanks for watcing and keep on playing.

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3 comments

  1. Nice one, thanks Drue. Moving into D minor is the current challenge

  2. Great stuff, Drue

  3. Mehmet Emin Gençcan

    Lonesome Town by Ricky Nelson!!! That would be great!!

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