Beginner Guitar Boogie

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • Hi GMC!

    Welcome to my new lesson! This time I decided to show you how to play a beginner version of rock 'n' roll, boogie woogie sounding riff. This is the type of riff and rhythm guitar I always liked and it was something I was striving to learn when I was getting started.

    In this lesson you are going to learn a relatively easy way how to play this kind of rhythm guitar. You'll notice that I'm using two of my fretting hand fingers to play the lines (index and middle) with one power chord in the bridge section. If you don't know what power chords are, please check out this lesson. This means that the difficulty in this lesson will mostly come from the picking hand. I'm picking strings without palm muting here and there are no specific techniques used by the left hand except for fretting down notes. The rhythm is based on 8th notes, please check out this lesson if you'd like to practice keeping a steady beat (I'm showing how to count and play 8th notes in video parts 3 and 4).

    Tuning: standard E A D G B E

    Key: E

    Tempo: 96 bpm

    Chord progression:

    E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 |
    A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
    B7 | A7 | E7 | B7 |

    Gear: Squier hollowbody jazz guitar with duncan designed pickups, Amplitube 3 software modeling

    Let's get rockin'! --Bogdan
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