The Thrill Is Gone Chord Progression

The Thrill is Gone by B.B. King is a masterpiece of classic blues. Below is how we play the 12 bar chord progression and pictured are the voicings we chose.

B minor 7th ... x4 
E minor 7th ... x2 
B minor 7th ... x2
G Major 7th
F# dominant 7th
B minor 7th ... x2

Each chord is strummed once and you can add a simple pickup at the end of each bar based on the bass melody.

The lead guitar by B.B. King in The Thrill is Gone is in B minor and is an awesome textbook example of a blues solo – complete with all the feeling and emotion a great blues solo should have.

The Thrill Is Gone Chord Progression


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July 30, 2020