In this episode of Fender Play LIVE, we’re focusing on three simple chords: E, A and B. We’ll show you the theory behind why so many songs & genres use these essential chords, how to solo within these chords, and how to use simple variations to open up countless sonic possibilities!
Intro and Gear 00:00
E, A, B Chet Atkin's Style Improv Jam 05:20
Why these chords are essential and accessible 06:53
1-4-5 Chord Changes 11:20
Willie Nelson "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" 15:36
Eddie Cochran "Summertime Blues" 17:00
The Rolling Stones "Satisfaction" 17:52
The Blues genre and jam 19:55
Using a Capo with Buddy Holly's "That'll be the day" 23:38
The CAGED System 26:15
Altered Versions of Chords 28:05
James Brown "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" 29:45
Black Crow's "She Talks to Angels" 31:50
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