Watch the Two Bar Boogie Pattern online guitar lesson by Walter Broes from Rock, Billy, & Boogie Guidebook
Two-bar boogie patterns are a little harder than the one-bar kind, so having them organized in your head before jumping head-first into a tune is a good idea. Two-bar boogie lines give an entirely different feel to an arrangement and really fill out the sound. Remember to lay back and don't rush: these patterns work best if you're a little bit behind the beat, emphasizing beat two and four, making the band swing a little harder. Mechanical, on-the-beat boogie can lend aggression to a tune, but can get annoying if you do it all the time.