Son Of A Preacher Man Guitar Lessons and Backing Track

Son Of A Preacher Man

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Learn how to play Son Of A Preacher Man

In the step by step course, I’ll first take you through how to play each section, all over the neck.

There are four lessons and nine videos as well as TAB, and live band loops to practice along to.

Step by step, you’ll learn not just how to play the song, but also map out the fretboard with fractions of barre chord shapes and pentatonic scale shapes.

After demonstrating all sections individually, including many alternative parts, I play the full song from beginning to end in an improvised way. This way you can see all the ideas and concepts applied.

The final stage is for you to play with the band.

Chord progression

‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ starts in the key of E, then modulates to A.


E | A E | E ||: B7 :||x4 or x3


||: | A E :|| E B | A |


| D D | A | | B | B7 | E | E7 |

Chorus NEW KEY

||: A | D A :|| A E | D |

Son Of A Preacher Man and 6 chords

The chord progression you saw above for ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ is simplified.

I haven’t included all the quick extensions that appear as chord licks. You need the full TAB for that to make sense.

Over the E chord, a 6 is often played. The 6th of an E is the note C#. This is the 3rd of an A chord.

As the progression moves between E and A, adding the 6 to the E, blends the two chords together.

Over the B chord, the 6 is used again, it is now the note G#, the 3rd of an E chord.

As you enter the M8 section, 6 chords are used on almost every chord, carrying the concept forward over a new progression.

You get all the TAB, loops and in-depth explanations when you learn ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ in the course.

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