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David will show you how to play “Mary’s Goodbye Blues” as made famous by a pioneer of women in Jazz and Blues guitar, Mary Osborne.

This is an instrumental that uses a standard 12 bar blues form in the key of B flat, but there’s a few more chords than a typical I - IV - V blues progression. We’ll learn where those chords fit into
the progression, and how they give the blues a little more of a jazzy flavor.

There are two separate guitar parts. Guitar 1 is the lead guitar, using a triplet shuffle groove, and lots of great 50s blues and jazzy licks
that we can add to our trick bag. Guitar 2 is the rhythm guitar part, which plays shell style voicings with a strict quarter note groove to fit in nicely with the bass and drums, as well as to not overshadow the soloist.

This song is taught using an arch-top jazz guitar, but any guitar tuned to standard tuning will be just fine to learn this song. This song in in the key of B-flat major, in 4/4 time and played at a tempo of 76 BPM.