Watch the Ham's Blues online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from New School Fingerstyle

I came up with this little riff tune at the end of the sessions for my Blues Alchemy course, and Truefire mastermind B. Wendkos titled it when I wasn't looking. I've always needed a hip nickname, of course, so I guess this will be it for the time being. This kind of stompin', straight-eighths steady-bass groove is a great way to break out of the alternating-thumb box. The simplicity of the bass also frees up your brain to concentrate on improvising something new on top.

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