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

A good example of the British take on southern blues. The rhythm is driven by a heavy snare backbeat and the guitar doubles the bass to propel the tune forward. Dozens of blues artists have given this classic blues rock rhythm their own twist. The sparse rhythm arrangement leaves the tune wide open for improvising. Although the guitar part mimics the bass line, there's still plenty of room for fills and punctuation to spice up the arrangement. Visit Alvin Lee online at

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