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Blues shuffle pattern one

This is a common blues rhythm guitar cliché. Play with even timing and no breaks between notes. Keep the 5th string open while moving notes on the 4th string.

blues shuffle pattern one

Blues shuffle pattern two

This is similar to pattern one but adds the fifth fret (G) on beat three.

blues shuffle pattern two

Blues shuffle pattern three

This pattern is commonly used in blues and country music. It begins the same as the first two patterns but deviates on beat two with a new bass note.

blues shuffle pattern three

Blues shuffle in E

For the patterns we've used so far, the root is the open A string (key of A). To transpose the key, move the pattern to other string groups

blues shuffle pattern one

Blues shuffle in D

blues shuffle pattern one

Blues shuffle songs to learn

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