Watch the Blues Shuffle Bass & Drums online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Groove Builder
Now we examine a blues shuffle. I'll show how articulation of the bass line within the shuffle figure can make a difference. Section A is a I7 IV7 vamp in C. Section B moves through the V7 and IV7 chords with a walking style bass line before closing with a quarter note triplet figure.
A solid understanding of the shuffle rhythm, gives you the ability to create an endless variety of shuffle grooves to keep things fresh and spicy.