Watch the Shuffle Triplet Rhythm online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Blues Bass Survival Guide
The triplet figure used most often in shuffles is like the 8th note triplet we just practiced, but leaves out the middle syllable. So instead of, for instance, using the phrase dum-pa-tee, dum-pa-tee for our triplet, this new rhythm will be dum-tee, dum-tee. Almost like a horse galloping. Let's play this groove just using roots in the key of E over the standard blues progression.