Watch the New Rhythm Pattern online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from Acoustic Blues Handbook

This new rhythm pattern gives the whole chorus a laid back feel. By splitting the notes, we take away some of the drive and leave us just rolling along. The pick-up note rhythm comes from the previous measure. So, after we count 4 beats, we play the pick-up note before then first beat of the measure. (or in other words between the 4 and the 1) After you get the shuffle feel and the new pattern, you can add the flatted 7th to the pattern.