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Watch the Two Step Shuffle online guitar lesson by Jasper Mortier from 50 Blues Bass Licks You Must Know

A great example of a 'two-step' shuffle is 'I can't be satisfied' by Muddy Waters from 1948! On the original there's no drums. The upright is superbly slapped by Ernest 'Big' Crawford (Elvis was still in his diapers, people!). Pay close attention to what the bass plays: he's playing really freely. He often just hangs on the I. Because it's all acoustic it still blends really well. Also when studying this song you'll notice that it's 11 1/2 bar! Instead of 2 bars of IV there's 1 1/2 bar.Another superfamous 'halftime' song is of course I've got my mojo working by Muddy Waters. So often people call for a 'Mojo beat' on sessions too.This rhythm is also very much related to more country-esque grooves like Johnny Cash’s I Walk the Line. That’s why I sometimes call them ‘Cowboy shuffles’.