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Blues Guitar Shuffle

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People have been asking me for a lesson on how to play a blues shuffle, so here it is. It's a basic blues shuffle in the key of E. It is a 12 bar blues progression, and chords are E, A and B. The rhythm is played on only 2 strings at a time.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Robert said...

Thanks Soren, I am very, very glad to hear you say that!

Comment added on October 19, 2010
Søren Steensig Jakobsen said...

Hey Robert

I've been watching quite a bit of your lessons by now, and I really just wanted to congratulate you on being the absolute best teacher on the entire net.
Your lessons are very usable, whilst there are lessons both difficult and not so difficult, and all of them are easily understandable.

Cheers and a big thank you from Denmark
- Søren

Comment added on October 19, 2010
Genius said...

Matt, tu es un gros con. Au fait c'est quoi un shuffle dugland ? tu Vois, je joue depuis 20 ans et je m'en bas les couilles.

Comment added on July 26, 2010
walter said...

very good

Comment added on January 03, 2010
Ash said...

Hi, You are the only person on the whole web who teaches at a nice sensible pace with easy instructions and great camera angles!! Fantastic site, love it man!

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Mo said...

Youre Website is really pretty!
Thank you for giving me, a german guy, a lesson in bluesstyles.
Now I´d got a new musichorizon.
Thank you and go on with this nice page....
Greeces from Germany

Comment added on January 07, 2009
Matt said...

Qu'est ce que c'est que ce guitariste qui fait des pains sur un shuffle ?
Ca prof ? Lol. Arriviste.

Comment added on March 27, 2008

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