12 Bar Blues Guitar Charts in E Major

The twelve bar blues is a classic guitar progression known by most guitar players. Below you will find everything you need to get started.



Practice these chords before getting started with the progression. There is a fast transition to the b7.


Reading Chord Diagrams


E Major guitar Chord Charta7 Guitar chord chart

b7 guitar chord chart


Blues Pentatonic Scale in E

Here is a popular Blues scale. "Penta" means five. Five note scales sound good no matter what you play. You can use this scale to solo with. Simple is better.

Blues Pentatonic scale in E


12 Bar Blues Progression

There are different variations of this, but this is the most common one.

Each letter in the progression represents one measure.

E E E E   A7 A 7 E E    B7 A7 E E