Hey, guys. Claude Johnson with guitarcontrol.com.
How’s it going? I’ve got a nice little lesson for
you today. It’s going to be real fast and dirty.
I’m going to show you how to sound bluesy instantly.
What I want you to do is play this chord. I’ve got my
middle finger on the 4th fret of the G string, 1st fret
on the 3rd fret of the D string and then I’m also going
to play the high E. What you’re going to do is just play
this and then you can play a pentatonic, like an E down
in the open position.
One way to do it would be like to slide into it. You
can do triplets. You can upstroke. It’s real easy
because your middle finger is here. You can slide it
back to the A and into your A pentatonic. You can also
slide the whole chord back one fret. For example, when
we had this one, now you’re going to do the same thing
with this chord. So lots of different ways to do it.
Have fun with that. Just pick up a guitar. You can also
arpeggiate it. It’s basically an E7 chord, but a special
voicing of it. I’m going to use this in some other lessons.