Below is the lesson for “Blues Shuffle” by Rock Class 101.
Add some classic blues licks to your repertoire while developing your rhythm playing. This blues piece develops throughout 4 themes, with each theme staying true to the 12 bar blues form. In theme 1, we’ve got some classic blues licks that utilize hammer-ons and pull-offs. Theme 2 harkens back to the bass lines heard in the theme music from “Peter Gunn”/”The Blues Brothers”.
On the contrast, the last two themes break away from being predominantly single note melody driven. These themes are all about taking a blues chord progression and playing the rhythm as a shuffle. In other words, we will be swinging the eighth notes.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson