No one wants to be bored.
Well, sometimes that sounds appealing to me. For a break. But no one wants to be bored listening to music.
In every song, blues or not, there’s a point where things need to be changed up a little. In songs, we have the bridge (or Middle 8 for my UK friends!) to changes things up a bit.
You can apply this to a long progression too. To keep things interesting in our Piedmont Blues progression, we have bars 9 – 12 which really have a stop-time, break down kind of feel. It’s great for a change of pace. And let’s be honest – you’ve been working hard for the first 8 bars and it’s a nice break!
How to Play the Breakdown in the Piedmont Blues Progression
Next up, the last four bars of the progression. Then the cool stuff starts. I’ve you’ve gone through each of these lessons and taken them step-by-step, you should have built a solid foundation in this progression.
Remember that key point? Don’t bore your listener? Well, another way to keep things interesting is to add a little style. A little flash.
The fun stuff. So stick around!