In this video, I go through how to play 10 songs with the 12 bar blues progression in the key of G. Some of these songs aren't usually in this key so I had to transpose them. They won't match up with the original recording if you try to play them with these chords but it sounds good if you're playing by yourself.
It's more important, in my opinion, to get this progression down than it is to be concerned with strumming patterns or other minor details when you're working on these songs. This progression is really useful and I encourage you to learn it in other keys too.
This is a very simple, beginner friendly way to start working on songs like this. By learning this progresion with some easy chords, you're laying the foundation for learning more complicated rhythm guitar and lead guitar. Almost every who starts learning to play lead guitar starts with a slow 12 bar blues.
Songs in this video:
ZZ Top - Tush
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
Robert Johnson - Sweet Home Chicago
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog & Blue Suede Shoes
Ray Charles - I Got a Woman
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Chubby Checker - The Twist
James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
Chords used in this video:
Alternate & 7 chords