So now your on your way with learning a few songs on guitar, maybe had a few guitar lessons and are now getting the hang of 12 Bar Blues Guitar ? Good. Here’s something that not many people master until later in their guitar lesson studies.
8 Bar Blues Guitar : Where the 12 Bar Blues Guitar songs had chord progressions that were based upon a common 12 measures repeated over and again, the 8 Bar Blues Guitar songs are based upon … You guessed it …. 8 measures repeated over and again.
Here’s how its laid out in Chord Theory …
I / V7 / IV / IV
I / V7 / I / V7
So … an example of this in the Key of E major would be ….
E / B7 / A / A
E / B7 / E / B7
One great example of 8 Bar Blues Guitar is Big Bill Broonzy’s “Key To The Highway” and it’s played in the key of A major. There are many different kinds of ways to play 8 Bar Blues on guitar or other instruments, but most will stick to the outline sketched out above.
If you are interested in learning more about the 8 Bar Blues Guitar form and chord theory, please call me and set up a lesson. 201-888-3584
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