Blues Shuffle Riffs – Using Just Two Strings

Lesson #541 • Mar 1, 2024

Hello, my friends! Today I’m excited to show you a sample lesson from my new Blues Starter Kit course. In this video, I’ll introduce you to two-string shuffle riffs, walking you through the basic concepts and building things up from there. This only requires a couple fingers to play, making it quite accessible to get going with – and it’s simply a blast to play! Combined with a shuffle rhythm, it really evokes that bluesy sound that’s so easy to love.

  • 0:00 Lesson Summary
  • 2:43 Chord & Riff Basics
  • 4:52 Adding a Shuffle Rhythm
  • 8:44 Exercise 1 - Riffin’ the 12 Bar Blues
  • 12:05 Exercise 2 - Adding the Flat 7th
  • 17:04 Exercise 3 - Adding the Flat 3rd

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