Tricks of the Trade – The b5 Chord

By Eric Hufschmid


Hey guys,

Today we’re going to learn about an important chord in the blues – the b5. If you recall, the 12 bar blues contains our I IV and V chords. Thus, a b5 is basically the major chord between the IV and V. So, the b5 serves as a nice transition between these chords. In this lesson, we’ll show you some of the ways to use it!

Enjoy guys!


Practice our exercise and try working the b5 into your own blues!



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