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

Cool Blues is another demonstration of the classic 12/8 blues feel with a classic blues turnaround. The rhythm pattern features two guitar parts: the first guitar doubles the bass while the second guitar uses a legato sliding ninth inversion to create the jazzy feel. It's not uncommon to be sharing the stage with another guitarist - the dual rhythm parts illustrate how two guitar players should complement each other rather than step on each other's toes. Visit Michael Bloomfield at

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