How To Play Rock Blues Groovy Rhythm Guitar Riffs

Hey, how’s it going this is Matias Rengel with Guitar Control, today you’ll be learning how to play this really cool blues “Groovy riff”.

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This is a riff that is based on E that is based on E blues E7, A7 and B7. But now listen to the actual wave so the first part we have to start with the third fret of the sixth string and then we pulled off to the open and then we hit the higher octave 7th fret of the fifth string. After that you’re going to keep the open sixth again and you’re going to play five and seven on the fifth string, right after that you’re going to keep once again the six and go into this fifth fret of the fourth string, and finishing up on the seventh fret of the fifth string zone and then at the end when I hit the open six we come back to.

Now, we’re going to transpose this to A, an easier way is just to go into the open fifth and just  transpose anything, string hi. Since we’re going to do it on fifth, and this time into the fourth string make that twice and back into the six. For the turnaround we’re going to do something different, this is what I’m doing before, so for that we go into the fifth fret of the sixth string and you go five, six, seven, of the sixth string, then you’re going to go into the fifth string and do five, seven, and then back into six and hit that seven.

Then you’re going to go into the fourth string fifth fret, after that when I go to a fifth string and over seven and fifth, from this sixth string you’re going to slide down to the fifth fret. It actually sounds like you’re doing, but you’re anticipating it with the slide needs to be really fast and then you end up on the fifth fret of the 6th string and then you up and finished on this course.

So for this one you’re going to have this, if you don’t know it place your middle finger on the second fret of the fifth string index on the first fret of the fourth string bring on the second fret of the third string open second string and pinky on the second fret of the first string and that’s a really cool alternative to blues.

Now, you can do it like a rock blues, you can improvise or use an E minor or an E pentatonic scale. I mean you probably know when you change into a pentatonic minor scale. It will bring a little bit of a different and that’s a really cool riff. One thing to keep in mind is that there’s a little bit of muting technique happening on the sixth string most of the time. I go with this part of the hand and I barely touch the bridge when I do this mostly.

There you have it I hope you enjoy this lesson, now you have a new way to play a blues rock and it’s a really cool riff practice. Make sure to subscribe on our YouTube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.

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