Watch the Take You Higher online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 8: Advanced Rhythm Approaches

Take You Higher - Rhythm 23 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Blues Rhythms You MUST Know.


In #23 we're focusing on chord inversions that are on the top four strings. We're also combining 7ths and 9ths. You can combine any chords you want as long as they sound good.

This is a mid tempo shuffle rhythm and I might use this idea when playing behind a soloist. I would switch to this rhythm when the soloist is getting more intense and the band really starts to cook. Notice that the D9 is a three note chord without a root. I love these types of shapes.

Like I said, make some room for the bassist and maybe even the keyboard player. Take note of the muted triplet scratch. Also, feel free to slide in and out of these shapes too.

Mix them up and make them your own.