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Watch the Shuffle online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from 1-2-3 Rockabilly Guitar

A shuffle is a classic driving rhythm used in rockabilly, rock and roll and the blues. On guitar we're imitating the left hand of the piano. You can play this with all down strokes but I prefer alternating pick strokes when I'm playing rockabilly. This will accent the notes a little differently. It sounds a little closer to a piano to me. We'll first play this off of the sixth string than we'll use it in a progression.