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This is the jam track I was playing over.
The TAB for this lesson
Great lessons!!! Nicely done!
like rhythm playing using bass lines and arppegios how do you get agood bass response with high end runs ?
John (Jones for the friends)
I understand what you mean , its a advantage , for a teacher ,
Excellent Lesson Griff. I really look forward to your daily lessons
Nice. Perfectly illustrates the “play for the song” school of thought Tasteful, unobtrusive but effective. Will definitely incorporate this. And very well taught.
and ps teacher (srry i am from Belgium )
Man, I like the presentaion, it’s so crystal clear, Guitar students would love this
I agree, Joey…I think about 30,000+ of us would also agree!
Griff, nice job. I liked the point you brought up by staying off beat 1. Information line that is very useful and cool. But more important are the 2 note cords. Adds just the right amount of color to the rhythm. Thanks for sharing your information.
Thank you! Your a very teacher. This could be the best blues lesson that I have ever had
Easy to understand and follow. Perfecto!
beautiful!, a perfect lesson in subtlety, and ( in- band ) good manners!
thanks, very good lesson,easy to follow,keep teaching.
larry d. toronto
Thanks Griff and Steve. When you first see the video, you say, ‘Boy, wish I could that. Real nice.’ Then you break it down. Then we say,’ Yes I can. Yes I can.’
the three tritones – the heart of the blues – the first time I’ve seen someone point these out in a tutor video
Wow, love the two note chords and keeping away from the space of the other instruments. I’ve been getting into Count Basie guitarist Freddie Green lately and love this kind of economy. Just keep the rhythm locked in, and the less the better.
Thank you for a great lesson.
Great lesson Griff simplicity at its best. Thank you.
Griff says unless you play these small chords it may muddy the sounds , but l when l check Clapton live videos ,and the ABB for example l see them playing full chords , and it sounds fine not muddy at all , often a full sound ,so that thought is l think able to be challenged…
Griff, it amazes me of how easy you break things down and explain them. I have 3 of your courses and they are the same way. I wish I could take lessons one on one with you. If I could I think I would really grow as a guitarist. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with everyone. You are a born teacher.
Dude…loved this lesson….it’s nice to learn about the 2-note chord idea mixing in…thanks!
Love all this stuff. Been out diving in lanzarote, beer birds and diving. Have now got to catch up.best wishes. BFN.
Thanks for all these lessons Griff. I wish I could purchase the lessons.
Dude, this one is a must acquire Blues infusion. Nice to see you DO improve with age.Thank you for nailing it.
As a 3 fingered, missing middle left for 40 years, I need cheats like you described perfectly, so I can up my game. Thanks, Griff. Hope yer having a Happy Holiday Season, and thanks once again for helping a wretch like me. Love ya.
Thank you very much for this lesson in some of the sweet little blues rhythms. This will help me tremendously and I really appreciate it along with you very helpful teaching style.
Thanks, it is very very nice.
Cheers mate great job, really enjoy the Frankness & Simplicity
How bout rhythm for Tin Pan Alley & hand me down my shootn iron srv
What a great lesson! So much information with such a simple delivery!
Hi Griff. Another great video. Love receiving them, always learn something from them. Thanks there always great.
M J Nadasdy
Thanks for all you do Griffiths, really appreciate it.
Jesus, fucking autocorrect: sorry ‘Griff’.
Hi Griff and BGU-ers,
This is one of those “Deja-Vu” moments. Last night I was listening to the very, very, very excellent Michael Bloomfield on the compilation album “From His Head to His Heart to His Hands”. There’s a track on it called “Susie’s Shuffle” – and it’s the “Tore Down” rhythm from this lesson. Bloomfield is so wonderful, not playing a million notes, just the ones that really count. RIP.
Cheers from the land of OZ.
some people can play…you can play. Some can teach … you can teach but the difference is you share the knowledge. very detailed and easy to understand. Is it possible to show the fret board from an angle so we can see exactly what is holding what. Keep up the good work man! Aloha
Thanks griff, a great lesson on mixing those rythms.
Awesome lesson! Easy to follow and a beautiful guitar! Thank you!
I just had to say…thanks, all these jems, given freely, will help kids without money to progress their Blues. I hope those of us with a bit of money, do buy the courses, such a great man needs rewarding. THANKS GRIFF.
As per usual Griff great presentation and instruction. Love your teaching methods. Thank you.
Awesome lesson as always. Thanks Griff
great lesson griff i really like everything
This was a great lesson for me since I’m coming back from surgery and trying to strengthen my arms and fingers again. I felt like I was actually playing something, thanks.
Thank you very helpfull
Hi Griff,Gee Thanks very much,I can,t put my git down now ha.
Big fire burning out side and I need to stay indoors. Now I know what I am going to do today. Thanks, as always, for another super duper clear and concise lesson.
Griff, At nearly 70 years of age I have seen a lot of music come and go but nothing hangs on like The Blues. At some point along the line I made up my mind that I was going to concentrate on blues. When I hear a new lesson from you for the first time it is almost like hearing a riff or scale for the first time ever. Keep up this great work you, I can feel how you love music especially blues. Additionally, I am so humbled by your personal humility sharing what you have with all of us that want to learn.
Griff…I can really relate to what you teach, I am also over 70 and have found my true enjoyment.(Blues). I am learning slow but having a great time .Thank you,you are a master.Gene
I like the idea of mixing up the three rhythms it never crossed my mind, it opens up a lot of avenues for improvisation. Great lesson as always Griff.
I was at Buddy Guys club in Chicago last night and Jimmy Johnson was the main act. First let me say the guy is 88 years old and he tore the place up. So for all of use who are new to the guitar at the age of 60 – there is still time, don’t throw in the towel just yet. But my point in relationship to this lesson is I watched the coordination between Jimmy’s “right hand man” and Jimmy and they used these very chords Griff is talking about for the very reasons Griff explained. When one of them would take a solo the other would hang back on these “little chords” same when the keyboards came in. It was really cool to see how in sync the band was a and how they weren’t waking over each other.
Thanks for a great lesson. I really appreciate the theory explanation on how these rhythms are constructed. Powerful tools.. thanks 🙏 again for taking the time to explain how these work from a music theory perspective.
Thanks Griff, I really enjoyed this lesson, got to work on it . I ,will try to do it as well as I can. Again a great lesson !!
Great lesson. I am liking what I hear coming from my guitar more and more. Thanks for the great tips. I am not very good at counting but this lesson may help me out on that one quite a bit. I got the rhythms but the counting eludes me for some reason. I get lost in the count and forget the chord or vice versa. More practice I am sure will help with that and this should help with that.
love your style Griff.. .. i got the stormy slide from T Bone Walker who did it a bit more jazzy and times it’s a bit different .. he’s also in G like ABB .. he usually goes to the full 9 chords on the 4 and 5 🙂
Nice stuff Griff .Thank you pal.
Love the simplicity of this – great lesson as normal
Great lesson, Griff. Very well done.
Great job, Griff! The riffs are short enough to be incorporated right away. Thanks, again.
Thank you… great lesson 👍
William D Sloan
Griff, you are starting to get on my nerves really bad. And I find you so annoying. Other than that, keep up the good work. You are imparting all the information that anyone needs to know without even paying. Gosh. Don’t tell anyone I said that and I won’t either.
peace and love. so good.
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