A chord a day - B7

April 2, 2021

Here’s a great chord for playing Blues. It’s often overlooked as one of the important basic chords, but you just can’t play Blues without it.⁠

Being a four fingered chord, it can be a little tricky to master first off. Start by building it by numbers - fingers 1, 2, 3 and then four. Strum from the fifth string down.⁠

When playing blues in E with E, A and B7 chords, look for the short cuts when changing.⁠ E to B7 - your number two finger is common in both. Pivot from one chord to another.⁠ A to B7 - the first finger can simply slide into position along the fourth string.⁠

Try it with a simple 12 Bar Blues, strumming Down, Down, Down Up, Down Up, (D D DuDu, 1 2 3+4+)⁠

E E E E⁠
A A E E⁠
B7 A E B7⁠

Happy strumming.⁠

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