Watch the Rough Shape online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 1
One of the most popular bands in the history of rock is The Band, who got their auspicious start as the backup band for Bob Dylan. They struck gold with their first release, "Music From Big Pink," and platinum with their second, "The Band." Their third album, 1970's "Stage Fright," went gold and included "The Shape I'm In," a hard-driving rocker similar to the groove illustrated here. This type of groove is excellent to work on and to master in preparation for jamming in just about any musical situation.