March 28, 2022 by Klaus Crow
Hi folks, today we have an easy and basic 12 Bar Blues Shuffle for beginners. This blues shuffle is the ground work for everything that follows. Once you know how to play this shuffle you’ve got the backbone of blues rhythm guitar and you can work your way up to more sophisticated blues shuffles and rhythm techniques.
Basic 12 Bar Blues Shuffle
This 12 Bar Blues shuffle is in the key of A and moves through the following 12 bar chord progression:
/ A / A / A / A / D / D / A / A / E / D / A / E /
You can play this blues shuffle as a rhythm guitar player or record it as a jam track and play a blues solo over it.
Blues Shuffle Strumming Techniques
You can apply different rhythm techniques to the blues shuffle like basic down strumming and muted strum variations to make the shuffle even more dynamic all of which I will explain in the video lesson.
Below you can find the tablature and video lesson for the Basic 12 Bar Blues Shuffle:
Go get ‘m!
Another easy to understand lesson. Thank you Klaus!
Klaus Crow says
I’ll try to keep up the standard ;)
I really enjoyed this lesson, nice and easy for a beginner like me.