The Shuffle

One of the quickest ways to truly "own" a lick like this is to make sure you can apply it to other types of blues grooves like the shuffle. Very often guitar players learn a lick that they like, but then they never figure out how to change up the rhythm, and therefore they are limited in their use of this lick. Now let's try to use this lick over a faster blues groove, called the Shuffle.

Again, we'll "trade fours"; I'll solo for 4 bars using this variations on this lick, then you solo for 4 bars and do the same, and back and forth.
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