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Boogie Blues Rhythms - Vol. 1

This course is currently available for Locals, but will be available for purchase soon.


This course will teach you 5 boogie blues guitar rhythms in the general style of “Rude Mood” by SRV.


Overview

Boogie Blues Rhythms - Vol. 1

Like a lot of SRV fans, I tried to sink my teeth into the song Rude Mood by SRV, but got lost very quickly - and that was just on the rhythm. Over the years I’ve learned quite a bit from that song, but there’s an easier way to get started.

This course is like an on-ramp to the boogie blues highway. I’ll teach you 5 rhythms that fit into the general style of Rude Mood, but at a more reasonable tempo.

Who's It For?

This course is perfect for Late-Beginner to Intermediate players who would eventually like to learn songs like Rude Mood, but who want to start working on that style of rhythm at a less difficult speed.

Specs
  • 5 Rhythms
  • Late-beginner to Intermediate difficulty
  • Tablature for each rhythm
  • Backing track

Included With This Course

Here what's included when you buy this course, or watch it online.

  • Lesson Videos
  • Tablature
  • Backing Track
  • Fretboard Diagrams

Buying Options

Joining the TXBA Locals is the best way to watch our courses, but you can also purchase a downloadable version of this course in our store.

Lesson Details

  • Lesson 1 (free)
    Lesson 1 (free): Remember The Swing

    Before teaching the 5 rhythms in this course, I want to make sure we're doing the most important thing right. We have to maintain that swinging feel in the rhythm. If we don't establish it at low speeds, it will be easy to overlook at faster speeds.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
  • Rhythm 1

    We start with Rhythm 1, a familiar blues rhythm pattern. We'll focus on maintaining the swinging feel since the tempo is faster than we might be used to.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Rhythm 2

    For Rhythm 2, we switch to using single notes in our rhythm, playing over a familiar blues boogie pattern.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Rhythm 3

    For Rhythm 3, we focus on palm muting the "uh" notes of the rhythm we learned in Rhythm 2. We also add in a small bend.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Rhythm 4

    Rhythm 4 is very close to the actual rhythm of "Rude Mood", but played at a much more manageable speed.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Rhythm 5

    In Rhythm 5 we add in some chord accents between cycles of the boogie pattern. This small change can really liven up the rhythm.

    Included
    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track