The 12 Bar Blues From Way Back When To Now With Robert Johnson And More

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Robert Johnson was one of the first artists to play and record in the 12 Bar Blues format on guitar. When playing the 12 Bar Blues, a guitarist plays 3 chords, usually 1, 4 & 5 chord of the key(example: E7, A7 & B7 chords). The complete turnaround lasts for 12 measures, then repeats. Examples of Robert Johnson’s use of the 12 Bar Blues are Crossroads and Sweet Home Chicago, both recorded back in 1936. Many artists have had major hit songs using this chord arrangement including Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and many more! Use the Links below to see short musical history videos by EricBlackmonMusic of these great songs! Enjoy!

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About ericblackmonmusic

Eric Blackmon plays multiple musical instruments and teaches music on those instruments daily at EEMusic Music Creation Learning Center in Greenville South Carolina. Eric Blackmon is a YouTube content Creator who posts lessons on these instruments weekly on several YouTube channels including EricBlackmonGuitar which now has over 414,000 subscribers.

Posted on December 27, 2014, in financial support, Guitar lessons, music, My Guitar, simple guitar chords, Support, tutorials, Uncategorized, YouTube and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m really enjoying your 12 bar blues series Eric! Your knowledge and teaching methods are priceless. I have become a better and more confident player since watching your videos and reading your articles. I wish we could do a Skype lesson and of course you would make money from it. Im sure your time is stretched way to thin for tha . Please keep on doing what you do. Thanks so much Eric.


    • Hi Tom!
      I did consider Skype for a while, but as you said my time is stretched so thin, that I decided to leave it alone for now. However, it is still a future consideration! Thanks for watching the channel! I plan to add some really cool posts in 2015! Happy New Year to you and yours!


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