Minor Blues

Let's talk about the moody blues (not the same at the Moody Blues). Blues in minor key have a great, distinctive sound.

Chords for St. James' Infirmary Blues:

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St. James Infirmary demonstrated:

The chords are very repetitive (as with most blues songs), so a big part of this is the delivery. Use whatever tricks you can to add interest!

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Tricks to add interest:

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Action Steps

  • Get familiar with the chords: Cm, Fm, G7.
  • Play through a few times, gradually add in tricks to build interest.
  • You can mark this page complete, and move on.

    Next up, in our last segment, we'll look a great sounding move that suits the blues perfectly.