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Blues Guitar Lesson – “Stormy Monday” Blues Progression You Must Learn


Part 1




“If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”
— Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)


Ahh… The Blues


If you have any interest in playing blues guitar  there quite a list of blue songs that you would want to learn. There is one song, however, that stands out. That’s Stormy Monday by T-bone Walker. The chord progression has become a standard in the world of blues and you can be sure that if you’re at a jam session that somebody will eventually pull this out and expect you to know it.

This blues guitar song is based around a standard three chord progression with something a little more interesting added in the middle.




Eric Clapton Version


If you’d like to hear what it sounds like here’s Eric Clapton playing his version live at a concert in 2011…



Part 2



This lesson is #96 taken from my course Real Guitar Awesomeness. In my course I spend time teaching the basic three chord blues progression before getting to more complex songs like this one I also include a workbook that has all the chords and progression written out.



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    1. Hello Freddie,

      Thanks for leaving a comment and of course we just can’t
      to hear you back again and tell things you wanted to tell us, Freddie.

      Have a great time learning common blues progression 🙂


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    1. Hello Mike,

      Yes of course, with constant practice everything is very possible. You can do it!
      It’s nice to know that you found this lesson clear and that you appreciate the
      change of pace.


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