Blues In G
Blues In G (chord comping): I put this together after reading about blues/jazz chord comping in Guitar Player magazine. It uses a Charleston Rhythm, which is a dotted quarter note followed by an eighth note. The chords are all dominant 7ths. Hope you enjoy playing it!
HEY GUITAR PLAYERS: Looking for NEW MUSIC to play or to teach your students? Check out the following six tunes…
1) Monster Theme: The lead guitar riff has notes from the E minor pentatonic/E natural minor scales, and the rhythm guitar part uses two-note power chords. Sheet music available.
2) Rock Song In E Minor: A surf-style rock tune; E blues scale for the melody, and a syncopated open chord strumming for the rhythm guitar part. Sheet music available.
3) Jerry: This melody uses the A major scale with an accidental (b3rd), and syncopated strumming for the rhythm guitar. Sheet music available.
4) Workin’ At The Supermarket Blues: A basic 12 bar blues shuffle with a jazzy lead guitar melody.
5) Triad Shapes: I wrote this triad etude after reading an article in Guitar Player magazine about using pivot tones. Notice the open 5th string (A) is being used as a drone. Sheet music available.