Five Really Cool Blues Shuffle Riffs To Learn

Five Blues Shuffle Riffs

Eric Clapton

Playing “walking bass lines” is a common thing for bass players, but also guitar players do not shy away from a nice walking blues shuffle riffs.

The shuffle riff is a popular sound and often used by guitar players like T-Bone Walker (Going to Chicago, T-bone Shuffle) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (Cold shot, Pride and joy, Travis walk).

While rhythm guitar suffices with a standard 12 bar shuffle, a cool boogie riff is often more fun to play and interesting to listen to.

Also for the lead guitar player it’s great to solo over blues shuffle riffs. The combination of a cool lead solo improvisation and a nice blues shuffle riff will lift the music to greater heights. This type of playing has taken a bit of a back seat in recent years because of many other invading genre’s emerging.

Today we have 5 Cool blues shuffle riffs to get your hands dirty. Starting out with a nice & easy shuffle riff gradually leading up to more challenging riffs. A video lesson and tablature is provided for each shuffle riff.




Blues Riff Shuffles - 1

Blues Riff Shuffles - 2

Blues Riff Shuffle 3

Blues Riff Shuffle 4

Cool Blues Shuffle Riff 5

If you want to learn to solo over these cool blues shuffle riffs, learn to play cool blues licks, create your own licks, really dive into the blues scale shape/positions, learn the tricks and tools to master the Pentatonic / Blues Scale inside out, and solo and improvise over the entire neck, check out: 50CoolBluesLicksImprovisation

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