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I am interested in seeing some blues runs in G,C, and D.

I am still learning right now and I have been practicing alot in E,A and B but I would like to see some good examples in other chords etc.




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Don't underestimate the importance of the I-IV-V in E; almost every time I jam to the blues with another guitarist, E is the key. C is the other biggie (take a look at half of the popular oldies you'd see an oldie cover band play- they will almost always use G, D, and D. I actually played such a gig and aside from one song, I there wasn't a single song that wasn't comprised of those chords.

If you want songs with a I-IV-V in other keys, you will need to get music from blues bands that have a lot of keys and brass. BB King is a good place to start.

...think funky thoughts... :freak:
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Take those same runs and transpose them. They're all the same shape, which is why transposing is easy on bass.


Low C is on the A string, 3rd fret. The octave C is the 5th fret on the G string.


G is the 3rd fret on the E string.


I'll give you a minor pentatonic blues box pattern in G (with the actual notes you'll be playing written underneath):






G Bb C C# D F G


Take that shape and play it through all 12 keys.

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