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B3 left hand rhythm chords for basic blues?


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The left hand normally plays two notes: the 3rd and 7th or each chord. Next addition would be the 5th on the tonic chord, which then becomes the 9th on the IV chord.

Harry Likas was the Technical Editor of Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book" and also helped develop "The Jazz Piano Book." Harry spends his time teaching jazz piano online and playing solo piano gigs.

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tony monaco blues comping:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqMXl-sLWbg

 

tony monaco blues scale:

 

 

Right hand plays two notes : 3rd and 7th

Left Hand plays walking bass

Harry Likas was the Technical Editor of Mark Levine's "The Jazz Theory Book" and also helped develop "The Jazz Piano Book." Harry spends his time teaching jazz piano online and playing solo piano gigs.

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He's playing a lot of open fifths because of the heavy distortion, kind of emulating the bottom 3 strings playing a power chord.

 

Not much to do with basic blues though.

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He's playing a lot of open fifths because of the heavy distortion, kind of emulating the bottom 3 strings playing a power chord.

 

Not much to do with basic blues though.

the guitar is just basic blues though faster. I could slow that song down and you'd think Willie Dixon wrote it.
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You wouldn't play basic blues with open 5th power chords though - at least I wouldn't.

 

In this case, the form of the song is not as relevant as the style. But we are nitpicking...

 

Anyway, try some distorted open 5ths.

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When I was playing blues gigs my approach was that blues organ should have a sweet quality. If I need to fill a guitar like role I was general more likely to shut off the auto-wah/ envelop filter effects and play a clav part with the left.

 

Rock organ is a different story but that aint blues. At least not the kind of blues I was asked to do.

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