Watch the Hip Shake online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Rhythm Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Lesson Source: Jeff McErlain's 30 Authentic Blues Grooves
Wow, another Slim Harpo tune makes it in! Shake Your Hips or Hip shake is a Texas Boogie feel a la John Lee Hooker. Usually a fairly up tempo groove that stays on one chord. That my friends is what makes it so difficult! One chord vamp can be demanding because we need to keep things interesting but not stray too far from the groove. The groove on this one is deceivingly difficult because there is a lot going on. To make things easier I am in open G tuning as the way Keith Richards would tackle it and I am incorporating hybrid picking. As you can hear, ZZ Top borrowed the groove for La Grange. This one takes some time to get it to sit right as the accents are on the up beats.