Watch the Saw Blade online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Advanced Blues Rhythm

Here are some nice variations on the Albert King classic "Crosscut Saw". The groove is a mambo or a rumba depending on who you ask. Either way, it’s a nice Latin influenced groove that's essential to know.

This song is a classic. What I like about the song is many of the ideas that we use here can be applied to any other blues whether we give it the Latin flavor or not. The song is a very specific move where we play a major chord a whole step below the chord we're resolving to. That's easier understood by watching the video coming up! But what we can do is apply that to other blues tunes, and that's cool too!