That Texas “Chunka Chunka” Rhythm Thing…

In today’s lesson we’ll talk about how to get that Texas-style “chunk” out of your blues rhythms.

Also, we’ll talk about where a lot of those different classic riffs in the style of SRV and Kenny Wayne Shepherd (and that Griff Hamlin guy) come from.

Grab your guitar and let’s get going:


  • Roger R- South west coast UK

    Reply Reply April 22, 2019

    Thanks again Griff for another great lesson.

  • dennard

    Reply Reply April 20, 2019


  • Karl Farren

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    Hi Griff.

    Thank you for another great lesson.

    On the rhythmic subdivision aspect of the Texas shuffle, – what about feeling it in sixteenth notes, but only playing the first and FOURTH of each grouping of sixteenths, as opposed to the first and THIRD of eighth note triplets? It’s a subtle difference, but to me it gives it more of that Texas swagger.

    Not trying to be a smartass here, – I have nothing but respect for your teaching.

    Thank you again.

  • billy

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    top job as ever Griff
    great powers of analysis

  • Mike

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    Well done Griff. Big Texas style thank you!

  • DaveyJoe

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    Yup! Takes a little work. Cool though!

  • chris clemans

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    This was chunka great. You also covered texas style chunka in a BGU lesson and this really helped when I went back to it, thank you thank you.

  • Steve o

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    Thx Griff!! This Texas chunka chunka style takes some practice!!

  • Bob Carroll

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    Another great and helpful video to be used by this hacker today ✌😎

  • Dan

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    Great stuff Griff. I am going to practice this. Ausome job explaining how to do it, muting etc. I love the Texas style…Thanks.

  • Mark d

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    Killer, thx griff!

  • William Farrar

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    That’s awesome! I’ve always wondered how they got that sound

  • Rob S

    Reply Reply April 18, 2019

    Awesome thanks Griff

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