Full Access Members Only

Switching Between Chords & Fills


Get Full Access Today To Learn

E Blues Rhythm & Lead: Series 1

Plus 11,000 More Guitar Lessons.

Product Cost Lessons Instructors Instructor Help New Lessons Return Policy
Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
In-person $40 - $80 1 Hour 1 Instructor Yes Yes No
Let's start by establishing a simple rhythm to use. We'll play an E major chord in quarter notes for one measure. Then, we'll switch to a single note melody from the E minor pentatonic scale for the next measure. Mixing major chords with minor scale notes creates a very characteristic blues sound.

It also provides your playing with a little variety. It can also create the impression of several different instrumental parts (i.e. a rhythm player and a lead player). It is also, of course, a very valuable skill to learn as a guitar, switching from rhythm to lead playing.

Open In New Window
lesson notation