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Guitar, Life, Whatever

Oct 24, 2022

Grab your guitar, because in today’s practice session you learn how to play fun & cool-sounding chords for the Bb jazz blues progression.


When learning how to play jazz blues, you often learn big, bulky, chords that are tough to play and honestly...don’t sound like jazz at all.


In this lesson, you learn how to play killer jazz blues chords that are easy to play, sound great, and bring an authentic jazz sound to your comping today.


First, you learn each four-bar section one at a time, memorizing the chord shapes as you play.


Next, you add rhythms to your comping as you play the full 12-bar jazz blues progression.


To finish, you comp with these jazz chords over my walking bassline as you jam a full jazz blues progression in less than 15 mins.


Have fun as you learn these chords, add them to your comping, and elevate your jazz chord vocabulary all in one fun practice session.


Get the TAB and practice tips for these chords here.



Lesson Content


0:00 – Intro

0:21 – What You Learn

0:50 – Bb13 Chord

2:05 – Eb9 Chord

4:38 – G7#9 Chord

6:32 – Cm7-F7#9 Chords

7:40 – Blues Turnaround Chords

9:12 – Bb Jazz Blues Progression

10:00 – Charleston Rhythm

12:08 – Jazz Blues Picking

13:35 – Bb Jazz Blues Jam

14:42 – Where to Go Next