Watch the Skydog Shuffle online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 7: Slide Approaches

Skydog Shuffle - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by David Hamburger and is sourced from Focus On: Standard Tuning Slide.


We've talked earlier about harmonica licks and the right-hand technique required to execute them, and this tune is the perfect opportunity to work on incorporating them into your playing. As you go through each phrase of this chorus, notice the rhythmic momentum created by the alternation of your thumb with your index or middle finger as they play and mute their respective strings. The licks themselves and the way they're played don't just coast over the shuffle groove, they help to create it.