Ex­am­plE10 ma­jor shuf­fle with bass runs

Guitar Techniques - - THE BLUES SHUFFLE -

Though this ex­am­ple’s pur­pose is to demon­strate a ma­jor shuf­fle rhythm part, the op­por­tu­nity to in­clude a Chuck Berry style open­ing lick was too good to miss. Here, we tread a path be­tween chords and melody us­ing the bass strings – of­ten in uni­son with the bass guitar. We’ve gone a lit­tle over­board with this to demon­strate a few dif­fer­ent ways to play this feel in one ex­am­ple. Back­ing a vo­cal­ist or play­ing within a band may re­quire you to sim­plify things slightly – but there’s only one way to be sure. Al­ter­na­tively, could you write an in­stru­men­tal based around these ideas?

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