As with all great guitarists, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm playing was as strong as his leads. Stevie Ray Vaughan excelled at a style of shuffle playing that has its roots in earlier players, yet he was able to turn it into a personal trademark.
This riff is based off of a twelve bar blues in G. The chords being outlined are G7, C7, and D7, with a hard shuffle feel. Some of the other techniques being used are hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, and position shifts. When you listen to a rhythm section playing a medium shuffle, it’s quite common to hear the bass playing a walking line (moving quarter notes) while the guitar strums chords on the upbeats CLICK HERE FOR THE PAGE TO THE LESSON.