In this guitar lesson, I go through Freddie King’s classic instrumental tune, ‘The Stumble.’ I take a look at the melody and the chords in this classic 12 bar blues.

Skip ahead to parts of the this ‘The Stumble’ Guitar Lesson by clicking the timestamps below:

Lead Part – 1:11

Lead Part (whole thing) – 9:53

Rhythm Part – 10:53

Rhythm Part (whole thing) – 14:41

This tune is a great example of a classic 12 bar blues but with a bit of a twist. The chord changes don’t conform the standard 12 bar blues format but arguably, this makes it a more interesting tune to solo over.

Remember to experiment with embellishing the melody in different ways and use it as a vehicle for your own blues improvising.

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