Watch the Shuffle Secrets online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: Shuffle Secrets

The purpose of this course is to give you a thorough understanding of rhythm as it applies to a swing or shuffle feel. You will receive a breakdown of the subdivisions of the quarter note both from a math and a sound standpoint. The differences between straight and swing eighth notes will be discussed to help you easily categorize music into one of these two rhythmic grooves.

You will receive a number of combined rhythmic figures to aid you in developing your own inventory of note combinations: quarter notes, shuffle eighth notes, eighth note triplets, 16th note triplets, and quarter note triplets.

Lessons nine through 15 will involve different groupings of shuffle eighth notes which will give you many ideas for creating asymmetrical rhythmic phrases.