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
Check out the short video to give you a little insight on the breakdown.
Watch on YouTube | Grab the TAB – PDF | Guitar Pro
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!