Micro Lesson 098: "Key of A" Blues Boogie Riff

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 098"

This Micro Lesson introduces a Blues Boogie Riff in the key of "A." 

The riff begins from off of the 2nd and 3rd guitar strings covering the interval of a major to minor third. 

The idea resolves strongly in the second measure to the root note of "A" with a pedal tone idea off of the b7 "G" chord tone. The third measure is very interesting with a double-stop idea pushing the root and major 3rd of the "D7" chord and a color shift into a "Dm" chord. 

The fourth measure ties it all together with a traditional Blues Boogie phrase. The riff is best performed by using a flat-pick. Although it could also be performed fingerstyle. As always, work slowly to develop speed. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 098: "Key of A" Blues Boogie Riff


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