Watch the Up Swing online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Blues Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 2

Lesson Source: Jeff McErlain's 30 Authentic Blues Grooves

An uptempo blues is essential to any authentic vocabulary. Like all blues feels, please don't take anything for granted! A swing is a tough feel to get and my advice it to listen closely to the drummer. Always. Then the bass player, then the two of them together. Really try to listen to what each of them is playing separately then together. Our job is to fit into that, not the other way around. We are a supportive instrument to them not the other way around as we guitar players may feel! I have as much fun locking into a great rhythm section as I do soloing.