Here are some rhythm guitar ideas for dominant chords.
- The exercise begins by breaking down an E7 chord into smaller parts, by strumming different groups of strings that form the chord. Each strum is followed by a mute. This adds to the crisp percussive sound.
- The second chord can be played with the index finger strings 2, 3 and 4 at the second fret. A shuffle of boogie bass is added to the fifth string.
- Bar three breaks down an E chord into its component parts in a similar way to the first bar and adds a little bass on the sixth string.
- The fourth bar runs down the E blues scale.
- B7 is split into two inversions. The first is reached with a slide from a fret below and the second from a barre at the seventh fret and a hammer-on to form the full chord.
- Hammer-ons and pull-offs roll around the A7 chord
- Bar seven is a repeat of the first bar.
- Finally, there’s an ascending B7 arpeggio.