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Blues Shuffle Rhythm
Hey guys Claude Johnson here with GuitarControl.com and I want to show you an Easy Blues Guitar Lesson On Shuffle Rhythm and to give you some must know riffs. So hopefully you’re familiar with the basic shuffle pattern… Ok there’s also what I call the thirds… Ok so there’s different ways to combine these in the context of like a 12 bar blues pattern. So one way would be to start with the shuffle and then go into this… Another way would be to do the opposite; start with this and there’s several ways to do it. First of all what I’m doing here is I’m on the G and B strings and I’m in the key of A and this riff, it’s just the 9th fret of the G string and the 8th fret B string. So you could use your pick, what I’m doing here is I’m kind of sliding into it from a half step below and because the shuffle is already a triplet rhythm we’re just kind of falling into that, I’m going 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3. Ok now you can follow that up by going back down the pentatonic scale. So we have like 1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3, down the scale and bump it back to your rhythm. You can also pluck a little bit… I find that it’s a little bit cleaner because you’re hitting both notes exactly at the same time, with the pick you won’t have to hit it hard. If that’s what you’re going for you that are cool, you’ll get that sound with that pick attack. So you get a little more subtle approach with the fingertips. Now on the four chord you could either slide way up or here’s a pretty cool trick. You just go up one full step or two frets, so instead of this… you go up to… What’s happening here is instead of the fifth in the seventh degree, now when you go to here you have the third of the fifth. Okay you don’t need to know that, but it would sound something like… and then when you go to the turnaround you just play a set of normal.
So there are lots of possibilities. You don’t always have to go… you can just do a straight line, something like that. So there are lots of different combinations. Try experimenting and see what you come up with.
All right you can also check out my blues course at GuitarControl.com/blues and that’s about it. Thanks for watching Easy Blues Guitar Lesson On Shuffle Rhythm and we’ll talk to you soon.