So what I just showed you was
a D blues pentatonic scale.
Now I want to go over just some basic
chords with you.
And perhaps a few double stops.
open, you just strum this all the way
open, you've got a D major chord.
Now if you want to go to, say, the four
chord as you would in
a blues progression, you go to the fifth
fret and you play G.
G is the four chord
in the key of D.
You've got D, fifth fret you've got G.
Now you go up two more frets,
you've got an A chord and those three
chords are really all you need to know to
get started in playing blues, so you get D
G on the fifth.
A on the seventh.
And D once again.
Now the entire range of one octave is 12
frets right here so
if you go up to the 12th fret and strum
That's a D once again.
So this is kind of like, you know,
your, your one octave working range from
open to the 12th frat.
So you got D here.
And you got D here.
And in between there,
you've got all of the chords you're
probably gonna use.
Now, of course, you can go above that.
That sorta begins the pattern once again.
So you may want to just practice strumming
these, this basic one, four,
Now, another technique we use in lap steel
quite a bit, are something called double
Which is where you're playing two notes at
the same time.
the way a lot of times I'll do this is.
Just with these two fingers
and with these two notes these two top
strings you got D and A.
They're a fifth apart.
And they make a real nice interval
So you can practice doing double stops
with these two fingers.
And that's a nice pattern right there.
Where you plan open
now you can do the same exact thing.
You've got D and A here.
Well you've also got D and A here an
octave lower on the fourth and
So you can do the exact same pattern down
So that's just gonna get started playing a
few basic chords the one,
the four and the five and get you using
your fingers to play a few double stops.