Blues Shuffle-Rhythm

by Dirk Hagemann
www.blueslessons.net

Blues Shuffle/Spread-Rythm

You can find the Blues Shuffle in songs, like e.g.. "Crossroads",
"Pride & Joy", "Before you accuse me" and many other classic
Bluessongs. Mostly only 2 strings are played at the same time.
On the frets two and four you can play the most simple Shuffles
for the chords E, A and D and B. Practices them individually and
also one behind the other!


E-Shuffle                 
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|

A-Shuffle
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--------------------------|

D-Shuffle
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--2--2--4--4--2--2--4--4--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|

B-Shuffle
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--4--4--6--6--4--4--6--6--|
|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
|--------------------------|

For Shuffles on other frets and in other keys you need some more
stretching in your fingers. But with some pracice you can do that
without bigger problems.

Shuffle-Practice in A:

           I.               IV.               I.                 I.
           A                D                 A                  A
e ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
H ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 
D ||-----------------|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|
A ||-7-7-9-9-779-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|
E ||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


           IV.               IV.                I.               I.
           D                 D                  A                A
e ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
H ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D ||-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-----------------|
A ||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|
E ||-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


          V.                IV.                I.               V.
          E                 D                  A                E
e ||---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
H ||---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
G ||---------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
D ||-9-9-11-11-9-9-11-11-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-9-9-11-11-9-9-11-11-|
A ||-7-7-7--7--7-7-7--7--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-7--7--7-7-7--7--|
E ||---------------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------------------|


Shuffle-Practice in D
          I.                IV.                I.               I.
          D                 G                  D                D
e ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
H ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D ||-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|
A ||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E ||-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|


           IV.              IV.                I.               I.
           G                G                  D                D
e ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
H ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D ||-----------------|-----------------|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|
A ||-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E ||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|


          V.                IV.                I.               V.
          A                 G                  D                A
e ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
H ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G ||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D ||-----------------|-----------------|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-----------------|
A ||-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|-5-5-7-7-5-5-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-9-9-7-7-9-9-|
E ||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

Practice and enjoy!

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