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Caren will show you a made easy arrangement of this version by Eric Clapton. The 12 bar blues form is fundamental to the genre, and has been used repeatedly for countless songs. Learn this form and you'll find it will expand your blues repertoire! There's only one section (the verse) to learn & play over & again. The Intro and Solo/Outro sections use subtle variations. We'll dig into both as our lessons progress.

Our song today has only has 3 chords: E7, A7, B7. All bluesy dominant 7th chords. We'll be playing the basic strum over the standard 12/8 shuffle native to most blues forms.

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The form for our song today is as follows:

INTRO
VERSE
VERSE
VERSE
SOLO and OUT

"Sweet Home Chicago" is in the key of E major, in 4/4 time and at a tempo of 110 BPM using a triplet swing shuffle groove.