5 Blues Rock Rhythms You MUST Know

5 Blues Rock Rhythms You MUST Know

These blues rock rhythms are from Jeff Scheetz’s 50 Blues Rock Rhythms You MUST Know. This course covers licks, riffs, and rhythmic patterns in various styles while also guiding further development of tools and techniques to take your blues rock rhythm playing to the next level.

Blues Rock Rhythm #4: JMH

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Another way Jimi used chord picking was to include some single string riffs intertwined with the chords. As a matter of fact this going back and forth between chords and single note lines is really one of the things that made Jimi such an amazing rhythm player – it was all part of the groove for him.

Blues Rock Rhythm #6: Texas Law

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There are many ways to jam out a shuffle, but perhaps none is as “Guitar Centric” as the Texas style shuffles brought to the limelight by Stevie Ray Vaughan. No jam is complete without a good Texas guitar shuffle. You can use this one to hone your skills at keeping some strings muted while some ring out. That is the key to the percussive sound that will make this rock!

Blues Rock Rhythm #20: Guns Blazin’

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Okay, it is time to step up the tempo! This is like a Hendrix kind of thing after several double shots of expresso! If you can’t play it quite up to speed at first, just slow it down a bit – it sounds cool even at slower tempos. The E7#9 and G and A chords definitely give it that Hendrixian thing.

Blues Rock Rhythm #27: Multiple Stacks

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Here we are using some inversions to make our chord progression interesting, some single note licks to keep it spicy, and a little chunking on the open A string for good measure! This one definitely sits on the fence between rock and blues, and depending on how you play it and what kind of tone you use – it could go either way.

Blues Rock Rhythm #49: I Know

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One of my first guitar heroes was Randy Rhoads. He had a smooth way to go between chords and a galloping single note. This one is a little more “metal” than most, but it is a really good technique to get down because you will run into this feel in many songs. So here is where you can perfect it!

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