Watch the Minor Blues 2 online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Survival Guide: Rhythm Edition

Having a little trouble with this feel? My advice is to stop playing and listen to the bass and drums. The rhythm section is in control, our job is to lock up with them, not the other way around! Play close attention to the bass drum pattern, what is it exactly? Knowing where the drummer is putting the snare and high hat is just as important as it will inform what we play or don't play. Next listen to the bass player, what is he doing? I am always asking myself "What can I do to support them and stay out of the way?"

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