Boogie Blues in E

This lesson will discuss how to play a boogie style blues in the key of E. We will talk about how to replicate the boogie, or shuffle type, rhythm that appears in this song. Again, if you look closely, you will find that this song is built around another twelve bar blues form, this time in the key of E. You should have a basic understanding of the twelve bar blues form, be able to the play the blues scale, and have some experience with alternate picking before trying this song.

Boogie Blues in E

  E Major                             E Major
e----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------
B----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------
G----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------
D----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------
A---------2-2-4-4|-5-5-4-4-2-2---|--------2-2-4-4|-5-5-4-4-2-2---
E-0-0-4-4--------|------------4-4|-0-0-4-4-------|------------4-4

A Major                          E Major

e---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------
B---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------
G---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------
D--------2-2-4-4|-5-5-4-4-2-2---|---------------|----------------
A-0-0-4-4-------|------------4-4|--------2-2-4-4|-5-5-4-4-2-2----
E---------------|---------------|-0-0-4-4-------|------------4-4-

B7               A Major         Emajor          E7
e---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------
B---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------
G---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------
D---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------
A----6-6-9-9-6-6|----4-4-7-7-4-4|--------0-0-1-1|-2-2-0-0---------
E-7-7-----------|-5-5-----------|-0-0-4-4-------|--------4-4-2-2-0
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