HOW TO START A TEXAS BLUES

So what I played in that video was a mix between Texas Blues vibe and a John Lee Hooker riff! If you’re wanting to start a blues this is the PERFECT thing to use! You can start off on your own and get the band to join in on the second chorus.

Would you like to learn a cool and sophisticated blues chord?

Of course you do!

Dominant 9th chord voicings are the bomb!

If that sounds complicated, don’t worry! By the time we’re finished with this lesson it will be as easy as pie!

So let’s check out the JLH riff in action with some dominant 9th chord voicings:

Okay, have you got that? If you haven’t, watch this video a couple more times and put some time in practicing the lick and 9th chords!

We’re going to go from the beginning:

So there are many different ways and approaches to this! Here is a recap on everything I showed you in the lesson:

There we go! You now have an awesome sounding way to break a Texas Blues!

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About the Author

Hi, my name is Charl Coetzee and playing guitar was never second nature for me. I’ve had to work hard to get to where I’m at today and I’ve learned some incredible things along the way that I’d love to share with you. I’ve never had a proper job and I’ve been playing guitar for a living since I’ve left school. I have a Bmus Hons Degree in music, and I’ve interviewed and learned from the world’s greatest guitar players like Joe Satriani, Buddy Whittington, Joe Bonamassa and loads more.

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