As much as I love playing leads and solos, your meat and potatoes of blues playing is going to be playing rhythm…

Whether you want to call it strumming or comping or whatever else, this is what you do most of the time…

And in order to do it well, you have to have some options in your back pocket so you can listen and react to what goes on around you in the band.

Here’s the jam track (MP3)


    3 replies to "Building Blues Shuffle Rhythms Lesson"

    • kevin

      “variations on a theme”, exactly! great lesson, thanks griff!


      Thanks for breaking down the variations and counting them out, I have struggled with horn style blues rythums. It all makes sense now! Such a great lesson!

    • Jim

      That was a cool lesson. I was a little skeptical at first, but it turned out to be great. I am sketchy at best with my rhythm and counting skills. I love the sound of those little chord stabs. I’ll have to go back and watch it again with guitar in hand and then break out the jam track or create a loop to practice this some more.

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