The Art of the Rock Shuffle - A Guitarist's Guide

Scott Perry, Stoic Guitarist, Teacher & Fellow Traveler

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10 Videos (1h 5m)
    • Intro To Class & Your Guitar Guide

    • Class Outline & Project

    • The Blues Changes, Structure & Form

    • The Chord Shapes

    • How To Play a "Straight" Shuffle

    • Right Hand Techniques

    • Our First Turnarounds

    • How To Play "Hi-Heel Sneakers"

    • How To Play the "Hi-Heel Sneakers" Intro

    • How To Play "Johnny B. Goode"


About This Class

Learn everything you need to play 100s of your favorite blues & rock songs!

The shuffle rhythm is the heartbeat of American music. It's the keystone of country music's "boom chuck" rhythm, the basis of swing in jazz and provides rock & roll with it's energy and drive. A guitarist that can't play an authentic and natural sounding shuffle rhythm just plain can't play the blues!

The Art of the Rock Shuffle breaks down the straight or rock shuffle into it's essential elements and presents them in 6 clear, step-by-step lessons. This is the sassy and bouyant sounding rhythm guitar groove heard in the playing of the legendary Chuck Berry.

Along the way you'll learn right hand techniques, turnarounds, intros and outros and much more, including how to play the classic 12 bar blues tune Hi-Heel Sneakers by Tommy Tucker. However, with the tools and techniques taught here you will be able to play 100s, even 1000s, of your favorite blues and rock tunes! A bonus lesson reveals how the same 12 bar form and changes can be used to play Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode using the same techniques.

Beginning guitarists will find these lessons accessible, easy and acheivable. Advancing guitarists will find they deepen their understanding of this rhythm guitar style and enhance their execution of it with additional techniques. Vocalists and other instrumentalists are encouraged to complete the class and project by playing along with one of the available backing tracks!

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Is really good! this man has the talent to play and teach. Check it out.
This was very well presented with very clear instruction.
David Henry

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Great information and great teacher!





Scott Perry

Stoic Guitarist, Teacher & Fellow Traveler

Scott Perry is the first-born Leo son of a tough Irish mother and a stubborn Polish father. Leaning in, leaping, and causing a ruckus come naturally to him as does his knack for leading others to join the fun.

In the lesson studio, from the stage and on the web, Scott demonstrates the relevance of the blues and the value of storytelling. Some say he’s pretty good at it, but Scott’s still learning and leveling up. He’s been at it for a long time, but Scott Perry is just getting started…!