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LRT-028 Blues Ending in E

Classic Blues Ending in E

Upgrade your blues jamming with this classic blues ending that is suitable for beginners.

When you learn the blues,  you often learn blues turnarounds and endings.  This triplet-based ending is a classic.  In this example, we use the key of E major.

To use it, play a 12 bar blues progression in the key of E.  When you want to end the song, replace the last two bars with the following ending.

Normally,blues turnarounds end with the V chord or a lick based on the V chord before repeating the progression.  Blues endings replace the V chord with the I chord, as you’ll see below.  If you want,  you can replace the last measure with one based on the V chord to create a similar turnaround.  I’ll leave that exercise to you!

This blues ending was notated and recorded by Milan Trickovic.


Blues ending in E tablature


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I've been teaching guitar online for 25 years. My site has been featured in Rolling Stone and Acoustic Guitar magazine. I'm the author of The Secrets of Learning the Fretboard and Guitar Lesson World The Book.

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