You can learn how to play Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield!

The chord progression you find below 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 (available in the course).

For example, 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.

All this makes Son Of A Preacher Man an excellent study in how to use 6 chords when creating rhythm parts on the electric guitar.


Son Of A Preacher Man starts in the key of E, then modulates to A. Here’s the chord progression.


| E | A E | E ||: B7 :||x4 or x3


||: E | A E :|| E B | A |


| D | D | A | A | B | B7 | E | E7 |

Chorus NEW KEY

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

Son Of A Preacher Man – Guitar Lessons

You can learn how to play Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Chorus)Step 4 (Intro & Instrumental)Step 5 (1st half)Step 6 (M8)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).

Son Of A Preacher Man – Lyrics

Billy-Ray was a preacher’s son and when his daddy would visit he’d come along.
When they gathered around and started talkin’,
that’s when Billy would take me walkin’,
out through the back yard, we’d go walkin’.

Go to Son Of A Preacher Man – Lyrics.

Dusty Springfield – Biography

Dusty Springfield is the 60s and 70s singer from London U.K who was a big part of bringing American R&B and soul to the U.K

Her most famous songs include Son Of A Preacher Man, Spooky, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, and I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.

Go to Dusty Springfield – Biography.

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