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Watch the Shuffle in G online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Bass Guitar 5: Styles & Techniques

Shuffle in G - Bass Line #1 is a video guitar lesson presented by David Santos and is sourced from 50 Bass Grooves You MUST Know.


This song demonstrates that not every blues song will be conceived and realized in the form of a standard 12 bar blues. Often a song is written with a blues form in mind while altering it to fit the composer’s vision. In Shuffle in G a bass line is stated for the G7 chord for 8 bars, and the same motif continues on the C7 chord for 6 bars. A turnaround, which is devised of an Eb7 chord for two bars, and a D7 chord for two bars, is then utilized. A quarter note triplet is employed on the D7 chord as a rhythmic device to return to the G7 chord. The band then vamps for 12 bars on the G7 and ends on a sustaining whole note.