A “slow blues” really lets blues guitarists showcase their soloing skill. The following smoky slow blues backing track in 12/8 time is similar to “Texas Flood” by Stevie Ray Vaughan or T-Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday”. Just a standard 12-Bar Blues progression in the key of G, but with the added interest of a quick change to the IV chord (C7) in the second bar and a busier I-IV-I-V turnaround.
Slow Blues Jam Track – Key of G
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We can spend a lifetime working out new licks to this progression. We will learn more Slow Blues licks and explore the B.B. King Box in upcoming lessons. Until then, here are some suggested scale patterns.