The impact of Bob Dylan’s music still resonates more than 50 years after he became a household name, and the way he used chords in those early days remains as interesting and instructive today as it ever was.
When Pink Floyd started out in the psychedelic mid 1960s, they were playing clubs, led by Syd Barrett on guitar. But once David Gilmour took over, they evolved into a stadium-rock band and began crafting extravagant concept albums. Now one of the biggest-selling acts of all time, you can bet they knew how to write an interesting chord sequence.
Now that you’ve mastered the basics of the pentatonic scale, it’s time to look at the masters themselves to see how the most legendary blues players utilise the shapes we’ve learned in their own playing. First up, it’s Old Slowhand.