D Blues for Guitar. If you look at the simple Blues I’ve created you’ll notice I’ve only used Triads (3 note chords) . About 25 years ago, the great British jazz guitarist Ike Isaacs that I studied with recommended that I use then when playing accompaniment, when I took on his advice my chord playing suddenly opened. The idea is, it is much easier to move 3 finger chorss around than full chords. Also it creates a lot of space for the other players. It is possible to get almost the same effect just 2 note chords, I’ll post an article about that at some point in the future.
The blues below has a simple intro, play at a slow tempo. Note how at different points I move a semi-tone (one fret) lower or higher to create an effect.
If you are not used to playing this style, take your time with it, it is a very useful way of playing.
To download the printable 12 bar blues in D click the link:
I recently wrote an article on HOw Chords Are Made, go to: