Blues Groove Library - Part 1

by Ivan Milenkovic

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  • Hello my fellow GMC'ers. Today we have some blues rhythm pattern to learn! :)

    Blues music is all about feel and rhythm. And we all know that there is no great guitar player without a solid rhythm background. So in this lesson we are starting from the basic shuffled rhythms that are essential for all guitar players in general.

    Why is the blues rhythm so important. Well, because in the old days when old school blues thrived, people usually played only rhythmic patterns on acoustic guitars and sang along. Blues guitar was more of accompaniment for singing. And why is this important. Well just this old school blues, along side with other music types of that era spawned most of the music that we hear today. These roots are still strong and basic shuffled rhythms are something that all players must know.

    When doing rhythmic patterns like these, be aware that your soloing skills will also improve, as you get the feel for the rhythm and the harmony. Something that is often underrated in modern music.

    I must note that I will not put any tabs below the videos since they will eat up too much space. Instead I encourage you to learn the grooves by playing along with the lesson, since it is designed as a play-along one. :)

    This lesson contain:

    - 10 classic blues shuffled rhythms
    - several turnaround patterns
    - shuffled rhythm practice
    - left hand muting


    Sound: Single neck, Clean channel.

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