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Guitar Tablature: “The Articulate Blues”

By Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell

“The Articulate Blues” is a short guitar solo, in the form of a 12-bar blues, that employs all the forms of articulation. Learning how to play “The Articulate Blues” on guitar will give you a chance to practice and demonstrate your mastery of single notes, chords, and riffs. It’s an integrated style of playing that real-life guitarists use. Looking at the song’s notation, you see slides, pull-offs, bends, vibratos, and a hammer-on. The tab doesn’t indicate any muting, but you can use that technique any time that you want to avoid unwanted noises; in measure 5, for example, you can lean your left thumb lightly against the 6th string to prevent it from ringing while you play the A7 chord.

The Articulate Blues
The Articulate Blues

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