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Rhythm Guitar

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 eight notes
Rock is usually uptempo - played with even eight notes.

 #2 Changing Chords / Beat

Blues chords ususally change on the 1st beat of a measure
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 together.
Rock- the rhythm guitar alternates between playing two notes together and a single ‘bass’ note

OK, now for an example:
Here's Chicago Bound, a medium blues shuffle and
Roller Coaster, an up tempo rock n roll song..

Call & Response
R & B feel
Blues Riff
Funky Shuffle

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