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

Let's be honest, there is nothing worse than bad blues. There, I said it. Since it is a simple form of music harmonically and in form it invites a very surface level approach at times. For example, when we hear BB King, right away we hear that there is something special there. This is true with any great musician. My point is we need to take the time and really listen. We also need to take the time and really listen to ourselves objectively. I record all of my gigs and listen back to see what I can improve on, funnily enough it always seems to be the same stuff. Play less, improve my time, improve my groove, and listen to the band more.