Here, you pull melody from other forms of the chords, starting with the “A form” for D at the seventh fret. Start by playing the alternating bass a few times to get into the rhythm. Slide into the F# with your ring finger and fret the A with your index. For the rhythm of the first two measures, count 1-& 2-e-&-a, 1-& 2-&.
By measure 5, your fretting hand is changing back to first position. Fret the B with your ring finger, A with your index, and drop down to fret the F# with your index and D with your middle. Do the same in measure 6, but as you drop down, play the F# with your middle finger and C with your index.
For the G chord, your hand shifts to third position, with your ring finger on the bass (G) and your index finger fretting the melody. The progression returns to D in the first position. The measure in A is played with the traditional, nonbarred A chord. The final phrase rolls off your index finger with the pull-off.
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Blues Guitar Lesson Anthology