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Old 02-06-2021, 09:13 PM
archerscreek archerscreek is offline
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I have a few straightforward suggestions that should help.

1) Listen to a lot of the greats like Albert King, Freddy King, BB King, Elmore James, and Robert Johnson. These guys played in a way that is easier to follow and understand for beginners than more modern and flashy players like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix.

2) Play a lot of rhythm. Tons of it. Play rhythm until the changes become second nature and you can easily hear the chord changes at any time, regardless of whether you even have an instrument in your hands, regardless of whether you have anyone else playing along with you. You need to ingrain the changes. You need to be able to hear and anticipate everything.

3) Start simple. Play super simple two or three note lines that lead into the chord changes and then a simple turnaround at the end.

If you are looking for YouTube videos, perhaps do a search for lead lines and do another for blues turnarounds. I guarantee they mention Robert Johnson when they talk about turnarounds.
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