Blues Rhythm Guitar

Blues Rhythms, patterns and shuffles to get you in the pocket and playing like the pros!

Blues Shuffle Rhythm Guitar in a Duo | How to Add Back Beat to Chords

Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

Playing a great blues shuffle rhythm part in a duo situation, like 2 guitars or guitar and bass, requires more than just playing the chords.

 

Learn how to mimic the back beat of a drummer and combine it with the chords, this is an essential skill you gotta have to keep the groove moving without a drummer!

Funky Blues Shuffle Rhythm Lesson

Skill Level:

Advanced

Summary:

Learn a funky 12 bar blues rhythm guitar pattern in G. This is an excellent substitution for a tired old way of playing a shuffle rhythm. The chord voicings used add a nice bit of sophistication to the harmony.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In this slow blues lesson learn 3 very tasty chord substitutions to add some harmonic sophistication to the changes.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

In playing blues rhythm guitar in a live situation, the technique of getting from the I chord to the IV chord chromatically is something you MUST know how to do.

 

Learn it 2 ways in today's lesson.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

In this video we break down the components of creating funked up triplet based rhythms to play over shuffles.

 

This is a great way to spice up your blues rhythm. Check out Part 2 where we will expand upon these ideas and play them over a 12 bar blues shuffle.

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Skill Level:

Advanced

Summary:

In Part 2 of Advanced Shuffle Rhythms I break down 4 unique grooves that can really add a funky feel to shuffle rhythms.

 

At the end of the video I play these grooves and more over a 12 bar blues.

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3 Extraordinary Blues Turnarounds You Should Be Playing

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

 

No more boring blues turnarounds! These 3 turnarounds in G use some amazing voicings to make the last 4 bars of your 12 bar blues count.

New Orleans Style Piano Rhythm for Blues Guitar

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

Learn a groovin' New Orleans Style piano rhythm translated to guitar in this bite-sized lesson.

 

A very fun way to spice up an otherwise ordinary groove.