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

Scott Perry, Author of Creative On Purpose

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

      2:09
    • 2. Class Outline & Project

      4:20
    • 3. The Blues Changes, Structure & Form

      5:00
    • 4. The Chord Shapes

      3:55
    • 5. How To Play a "Straight" Shuffle

      6:54
    • 6. Right Hand Techniques

      10:25
    • 7. Our First Turnarounds

      8:50
    • 8. How To Play "Hi-Heel Sneakers"

      9:49
    • 9. How To Play the "Hi-Heel Sneakers" Intro

      5:07
    • 10. How To Play "Johnny B. Goode"

      8:36

Project Description

Play a 12 Bar Blues Rock Shuffle In 6 Easy Steps!

Assignment

This course will provide guitarists (and vocalists and other instrumentalists), with the tools and concepts required to play a 12 bar blues rock shuffle in the key of A and the tunes Hi-Heel Sneakers by Tommy Tucker and Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry. Students can absorb and apply these lessons at their own pace and schedule and, when ready, record themselves playing one of these tunes. Vocalists and other instrumentalists are encouraged to complete the class and project by playing along with one of the available backing tracks!

Deliverable

Students will record themselves playing a 12 bar blues in A and create a movie or MP3 that can be loaded to YouTubeSoundCloud or any other platform that will generate a link that will be posted to the class' project gallery on Skillshare.

Resources

See PDF attachments.

Backing Track for Hi-Heel Sneakers (Rhythm Guitar Only)

Backing Track for Hi-Heel Sneakers (Rhythm Guitar & Solo w/ NO VOCAL)

Backing Track for Hi-Heel Sneakers (Rhythm Guitar w/ Vocal)

Backing Track for Hi-Heel Sneakers (Rhythm Guitar w/ Vocal & Solo)

Johnny B. Goode Intro Lesson on YouTube by Justin Sandercoe

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