Watch the C Minor Blues online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Jazz Anatomy

Now I'm mixing it up with the Charleston Rhythm, mentioned in the comp text for Blues in Bb Part 2, and also using other syncopated rhythmic ideas - It's a good idea to go to a concert and just listen to the drummer all night. Focus on their snare and bass drum hits for a study in syncopation. The ride cymbal and high hat hold the time in a way that meshes perfectly with the "4 to the bar" or the "Charleston" rhythm.