Watch the Shuffle Rhythm online guitar lesson by Annie Raines from Blues Harmonica Blueprint

Here’s the shuffle rhythm again - this time we’ll be playing over a 12 bar blues, always landing on the root note of the chord on the first beat of each measure. We’re also adding a variation with a 2 draw whole step bend. Up to this point we’ve been going into bends from draw notes or chords. This time we’re going to get there from a blow chord, so you’ll be using that blow chord to get in position for the bend. It can help to isolate a 2- or 3-note section and practice that transition before working it back into the rhythm pattern.