If you’re stuck with the regular old, “Blues In E,” groove, then I’ve got something fun for you today…

What typically makes this tricky is the picking hand… I use my pick and my middle finger, but you can also do this fingerstyle (I’ll show you both options.)

Of course, you can throw in any other licks, turnarounds, or whatever else you’ve got along with this and it’s a great way to just play solo (by yourself) and play some blues.

If you’ve already worked through How To Jam The Blues Alone On Your Guitar, you’ll want to add this to your list of grooves.

    6 replies to "Harmonized Blues In E Groove"

    • gilbert gill duval

      I an 72 years old . I stared playing guitar at 16. I played a lot of the thins back then. At the time in the 70s I bought a 12 string, a Framus guitar. Exellent instrument. I played with friends espcially country music. then Iwent to blues. One of my sons dies in 20205 I never played guitar since once year ago. I follow you on internet and i love the way you teach. I have a hard time following cause i still ahave may 12 string . my fingers are in blood .; I cant play more than one houer. Dont have the money to buy me a good guitar. Never the less I still like your teaching
      Sorry for my english I am Québecois.

      • Dave L.

        I bought a Framus nylon string guitar in ’59. I still have it. Never heard of that manufacturer since, but then really haven’t been into playing until recently.. The horror stories that guitar could tell about closets I’m sure would curl anyone’s hair. But recently decided to give it one more try. I heard learning an instrument will help the brain function better. Sure hope so.

    • Jim

      The idea sounds really cool. I was hoping for an explanation as to how you determined which notes to “harmonize.” It seemed like it was a “3/5” (?) harmony you were playing, but that’s an uneducated guess and probably wrong terminology. That’s why I was hoping for an explanation.

      • Ricardo

        You’re on the right track. Just invert the upper 3rd of each chord (= 6ths).

        5th’s are now below on the 5th string and 3rd’s are above on the 3rd string.

        Since E7 is actually the V7 in A Major, you’re counting the chords from V.

        In A Major V = E7, vi = F#m and viib5 = G#mb5.

        5-3 of E (B-G# = M6), 5-b3 of F#m (C#-A = m6) and b5-b3 of G#mb5 (D-B = M6).

        Perhaps a bit too involved to explain in a relatively short “technique” video?

        • Ricardo

          That’s just over the E7.

          Similar concepts over the IV7.

    • TSGordon

      Cool as Clapton with shades of James Taylor which takes me back.

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