The most basic riff in blues guitar is the shuffle.
(PRWEB) June 13, 2014
“The most basic riff in blues guitar is the shuffle," says Johnson, “even though they are a cliché, clichés become clichés for a reason." Claude demonstrates a blues shuffle in the key of B as follows; 7th fret of the 6th string with first finger and 9th fret of the 5th string with 2nd finger, strummed twice as 1/8 notes (1 &) and then switches the note of the 5th string to the 11th fret with 4th finger and strums it twice, also as 1/8th notes (2 &) and then repeats the whole sequence to make one measure of four beats (1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &). Next Claude performs this for one measure of four beats and then another measure of three beats and for beat four he adds a little lick. Johnson demonstrates the lick as follows; 7th fret of the 3rd string with first finger and then he does a hammer-on to the 8th fret with 2nd finger and finishes it with the 7th fret of the first string with first finger, all played as a triplet. Claude continues by performing the sequence using the 1-4-5 chord progression all using the standard blues shuffle in a 12 bar blues format. Complete guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner blues guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com
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