Mandolin is an instrument that could fit in almost any genre of music including blues. Learn a bit about the 12 bar blues progression and how a mandolin can sound great in it from from a mandolin expert in this video.
So we're going to play a twelve bar blues. I'm going to try use the same forms and all. Well first I'll play it on the lower position. All use a dominant chords, but then I'll explain how you can practice the three different dominant chords that we learned. So, here's the form. One, two, a one, two, three, four. G, D dominant, A, and that's the top of the song right there. Now, if we were to use, you know, that would be the voice led way to do it. Right now I'm just going to play them all, kind of moving up the neck and the same shape, the same chordal shape. So you can see how that works. One, two, a one, two, three, four. G, back to G, A, OK.