Strict Standards: Non-static method phpbb_feed_factory::init() should not be called statically in /home/bigroadblues/bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php on line 66
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /feed.php on line 171: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /feed.php:66)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /feed.php on line 172: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /feed.php:66)
Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2013-01-10T17:24:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=6&t=13371 2013-01-10T17:24:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13371&p=115344#p115344 <![CDATA[bLuEs on the eDgE #3 easing up on chords]]> Big chords for the most part totally suck in blues, especially when playing behind a singer singing a slow blues.
This is the biggest chord cuprit
A7
-5
-5
-6
-5
-7
-5

This is more chord than I want to hear in those quiet moments, and it's time for those that play this all the time to learn some more subtle chords.

For those quiet times I like to use "essential tones" or "guide tones", same thing. Essential tones are the 3rd and the 7th intervals of the chord. The chord above is an A7, the 3rd is C# and the 7th is G
A7
-
-
-6
-5
-
-

This works for all the blues I7 IV7 V7 chords
-E7-----A7-----D7
--------------------
--------------------
-5-------6-------7
-4-------5-------6
--------------------
--------------------

This is easy to play and will not step on the singer or?

Stepping on people is not nice, don't do it, less is best.

I don't know if this is blues on the edge, but my rant is.

Enjoy small chords

Statistics: Posted by Clifford D — Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:24 pm


]]>