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Blues Rhythm Lesson Chucky

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Here's Chucky! I sometimes give lessons a name just to make it easier to refer to them later.

This lesson is a good exercise in strumming the blues. You can use some gain on your guitar tone, but be careful to not have too much gain and distortion, since you are going to be playing whole chords and a lot of strumming.

The TAB has indicators for Up and Down strokes - see the link below for the TAB and Guitar Pro 6 files.

The TAB also has muted notes - they are indicated with an "X". That means the note should be played muted. You can mute with both the left and the right hand - see the video for instruction.

Focus on 1) Timing and 2) Muting and 3) Up and Down with your right hand.

You will also need to work on letting the left hand lift off the fretboard for muting. Don't take the left hand off the strings completely - leave them on so you can mute the strings.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Sven said...

Hi Robert,

found your lessons on the net. Really great.

I have problems to get the muting right. Have the rhythm, know the cords but muting is a problem.

Can you show slowly how th use the palm or other hand parts how to mute correctly?

Sven

Comment added on October 15, 2012

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