Rhythm Guitar patterns every blues musician should know to play lots of blues songs. Learn these rhythm guitar chords and play with confidence at any blues jam in town..
#1 Tempo / 8th Notes
Blues is usually slower - medium shuffle - played with dotted
Rock is usually uptempo - played with even eight
#2 Changing Chords / Beat
Blues chords ususally change on the 1st beat of a
Rock chords change on the ‘&’ of the 4th beat
in the previousmeasure- gives rock incredible drive.
#1 Rhythm Guitar / 1 Note or 2?
Blues- the rhythm guitar usually plays two notes
Rock- the rhythm guitar alternates between playing two
notes together and a single ‘bass’ note
OK, now for an example:
Chicago Bound, a medium
blues shuffle and
Roller Coaster, an up tempo rock
n roll song..
Call & Response
R & B feel
By Johnny Mayer.