Watch the A Boogie online guitar lesson by Richard Van Bergen from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know
This basic boogie groove is played in the key of A. This key - together with E - is well suited for the kind of blues we’re dealing with. You can use open strings and with the E and A string in hand you can easily play a bass part when you’re on your own. A lot of boogies stay on the I-chord all the time. It’s all about the rhythm! As a result this music can have a trance-like quality. Maybe a direct link to Africa.