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Here is a cool guitar boogie riff! Van Halen, ZZ Top, Canned Heat and many others have songs with this kind of riff as the main part. You pretty much HAVE to use your right hand fingers for the double stop plucking part - you can hear how much noise and crap creeps in when I use the pick in this video.

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wes said...

you are very awesome.you really teach well. again thanx so very much. your so smooth. keep up the good work!!!!!

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Laura said...

Thanks for all the great video lessons this year Robert. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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Elusiverick said...

Robert your articulate playing & generosity know no bounds, Thanks Mate !

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Terry said...

Cheers Robert... I got interested in the blues and this type of riff through listening to John Lee Hooker records back in the early 60s... great groove and boogie feel... top 2012 to you too, Terry

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

Learn 6 common chord progressions.

NEW - T-Bone Walker Lesson

"You are simply the best teacher on the internet. Always cool, explain things well, and relevant stuff for beginners to advanced players. Even my kids are into your lessons now!"

I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!