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 two
This is similar to pattern one but adds the fifth fret (G) on beat three.
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 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 in D
Blues shuffle songs to learn
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- "Before You Accuse Me" -Bo Didley/Eric Clapton
- "Johnny B. Goode" -Chuck Berry
- "Kansas City" -Little Willie Littlefield
- "Kind Hearted Woman" -Robert Johnson
- "Life By The Drop" -Stevie Ray Vaughan
- "Love Struck Baby" -Stevie Ray Vaughan
- "Pride and Joy" -Stevie Ray Vaughan
- "Sweet Home Chicago" -Robert Johnson (also Blues Brothers)
- "Take Out Some Insurance" -Jimmy Reed
- "That'll Be The Day" -Buddy Holly