How to Play “Stormy Monday” in the Style of The Allman Brothers – Slow Blues Guitar Lesson

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How’s it going guys this is John McLennan with Guitar Control, bringing you this video lesson, thank you so much for tuning in. We’ve got a slow blues called “Stormy Monday” in the style of Allman Brothers, but the original writer of that song is T Bone Walker, and this riff exemplifies some real nice slow blues rhythm playing.

Check the image above to follow the chords and tabs.

Let’s start in the key of g, using my thumb to play this root note here, I play it twice and then take these three notes which are f, a, and d, that’s the third fret, second fret, third fret, and slide up a whole step and bringing it back. Basically that’s kind of a g9 chord, and the kind of basic idea you can apply on that same thing over the c, you just move the figure up to the eighth fret and if you know what you want, you could do it on d.

That’s one of the Allman Brothers moves, is they’ll play the chord and basically just moving that g9 chord up to a g sharp nine for a second, there kind of pauses above because you hear that all the time, like a T-Bone Walker’s playing, just to start off a blues or whatever.

It’s above the tonic, a half step above and then you will know where could it be the other way of thing. So let’s see if we can try it together, I’ll simplify down what I played using three chords g, c, and d. I’ll just move that riff around to see if you can play along with me, here we go one, two, three, four, up to c, and then take it up to d. So there it is its simplest form. Be sure to subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in the next video lesson thanks for tuning in.

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