Songs thar can be practiced with lesson5 -blues half step

Discussion in 'Forum Techie Questions And Suggestions' started by ElizabethMarasco, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. ElizabethMarasco

    ElizabethMarasco Blues Newbie

    Feb 19, 2021
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    I went back to do some review and found I was quite rusty doing this exercise. I just didn't know any actual songs to apply it so I hadn't played it for a while.Without real life application It's just an exercise.
    any suggestions?
  2. BraylonJennings

    BraylonJennings Tearing it up at the campfire

    Feb 2, 2020
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    The great thing about lesson 5 is it can be used just about anywhere. Stormy Weather is a classic use. Maybe SRV's Crossfire as a faster tempo use. But those sliding 7ths and 9ths work on any blues if you find what key it's in.
  3. Paleo

    Paleo One Count At A Time

    Sep 27, 2013
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    It's not a song specific technique.

    Unless you're looking for specific songs. :sneaky:

    As @BraylonJennings suggests you can approach/precede any chord at any time from a half-step above or even from below.

    You just wouldn't want to do it all the time.

    But as "real life" practice you could use any jam track and go nuts.

    Maybe a nice Slow Blues to get you started.

    Or pretty much anything by T-Bone Walker.

    The guitar especially for the last chorus (2:30), but the piano and horns throughout. :)
    #3 Paleo, Jan 13, 2022
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2022
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