Texas Blues Shuffle Riffs "Key of A"


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The latest QwikRiffs video, Texas Blues Shuffle Riffs "Key of A" is available in the members area. Includes PDF handout!

QwikRiffs are one of the new lesson series that are available to members at Creative Guitar Studio.com. Lessons in the QwikRiffs Series run through collections of rhythm guitar riffs covering all types of playing styles. I cover different 'famous artist' playing approaches and I will demonstrate ideas based on rhythm guitar techniques...

Episode #005 covers three "Key of A" Riffs.

Riff one covers a dominant 7th arpeggio riff. This riff closely resembles a bass line and is almost entirely composed of the tones from a dominant 7th chord. Chromatic passing tones and a major to minor 3rd lick work to connect the part. This riff can be performed on the IV and V chord of the key. A demonstration of this is provided in the performance. You can study the application of this idea further by watching my YouTube lesson titled, "Texas Blues Riff You'll Love."

Riff two involves an open chord shuffle riff. This sound is popular with players like Johnny Copeland and Jimmy Vaughn. The riff highlights the major and minor thirds. And, it includes some nice lower register walking bass tones.

Riff three breaks down a higher register dominant 7th chord riff that includes three string chords and filler tones. This is a popular sound applied by artists like Stevie ray Vaughn and T-Bone Walker.

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