Announcement: releases “Cool Blues Guitar Riff in E - Rhythm Guitar Lesson on Blues Riffs”

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Today I want to show you some real easy blues riffs you can do

A “riff” is the catchy part of a song that sticks in your head. One of the most recognizable guitar riffs of all time is “Smoke on the water” by Deep Purple.

“Today I want to show you some real easy blues riffs you can do”, says Johnson, “this one is in the key of E”. Johnson demonstrates these riffs using the hybrid picking technique and uses the open E major chord for the basis of the riff and demonstrates it as follows; open 6th string, 2nd fret of the 5th string with 2nd finger, 2nd fret of the 4th string with 3rd finger, first fret of the 3rd string with first finger and open first and 2nd strings. Claude plays the E chord and alternates various notes along with it such as the open 6th and 5th strings. “This idea can be done as improvisation”, says Johnson. Claude continues by playing a variety of different notes and using other chord voicing’s such as; E7, A7 and B7 and teaches how to incorporate other techniques such as; hammer-on’s, pull-off’s and slides. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy beginner rhythm guitar lesson at

Hybrid Picking is a technique where the guitarist uses a flat pick with the thumb and first finger and finger picks with the remaining fingers. Double Stops is the technique of playing two strings at the same time, usually done using the hybrid picking technique.

Claude Johnson
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 and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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