Watch the Boogie Time online guitar lesson by Richard Van Bergen from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know

For the next couple of licks it’s Boogie Time ya’all! Boogie-woogie was originally played on piano. It has a repeated pattern in the bass and improvised patterns with the right hand. The first boogie-woogie was recorded as early as 1916! The term boogie might be derived from the West-African word 'bogi', which means to dance. Later on the style was adapted to guitar. This lick is a boogie rhythm in E. It is based on a simple E chord. This is a basic pattern, which can be played in many variations.