Soulful Blues: Lesson

Vaughan occasionally turned the volume down and played some beautiful and soulful instrumentals influenced by blues, R&B and even jazz.

This example is in the key of G major. It uses a jazzy chord progression: G maj7 to C6 played 3 times (I to IV chords) with fills between each chord. Then it goes to Bm7 - Bbm7 - Am7 (iii to ii chords) with a chromatic passing chord ‘Bbm7’, and concludes with D7#9 to D7b9 (altered V chord) before repeating the progression.

There are lots of fills and each one fits the respective chords with double-stops, slides, and scale fragments.

Dave Celentano
Instructor Dave Celentano
Soulful Blues: Lesson song notation