Watch the Chucks Blues Rhythm online guitar lesson by Mark Wilson from Blue Grooves

This is a classic 1-4-5 boogie shuffle pattern. It is a 12/8 rhythm with a descending turnaround. Playing this rhythm requires some hand strength, but is well worth the practice required to master this pattern. From blues to hard rock recording artists, it seems like you'll always hear some sort of variation of this pattern. Listen to Keith Richards' and George Harrison's early recorded work to hear some great examples of variations on this pattern. Visit Keith Richards at

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