Watch the Down Home Rhythm online guitar lesson by Mark Wilson from Blue Grooves

This 1-4-5 blues has that blues-rock feel and funky edge to it very typical of many of the great blues tunes from the 60s and 70s. In this John Mayall flavored pattern, the guitar doubles the bass to create a strong driving rhythm part. The rhythm section meshes tightly to reinforce the Motown philosophy that "groove is everything." The rhythm structure leaves plenty of space for the soloist to improvise over and lends itself nicely to punctuated fills by the rhythm guitar player. Visit John Mayall at

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