Watch the NYC Shuffle: Rhythm online guitar lesson by Joe Deloro from Blues Rock Road Trip
NYC Shuffle recalls Steely Dan's, Chain Lightning from their album, Katy Lied. So this time, let's take a walk on the jazzy side of Blues-Rock.
First of all, the rhythm part is based on a time tested modal jazz rhythm technique, triad substitution. Simply put, you sub triads based on roots other than the current bass note to achieve more easily fingered and/or advanced chords. For example, alternating E minor and A6 triads played over an A bass equates to A9. Even more interesting sounds can be developed from there.
We'll cover some of the extended minor chord applications of this approach in the next lesson, Storm Riders. Listen to The Door's, Riders On The Storm and Pat Martino's version of John Coltrane's, Impressions for reference.
NYC's solos are sort of a Rick Derringer/B.B. King hybrid, and are very straight ahead, except for measures 9 and 10. Have fun, and be sure to check out the original, CL, as well as Blue Money (Van Morrison) and another minor cousin, Cold Shot (Stevie Ray Vaughan).