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A Blues Riff
Use alternate picking.
Try practicing the string skipping in two fret sets to help you get more comfortable.
The A Blues Riff is a twelve measure, Bass line type riff in the key of A. Begin on the fifth fret, sixth string, with your first finger. Play the note twice and move to the fourth string, seventh fret, with your third finger. The next part is on the fifth fret on the fourth string, first finger. The last part of the first measure is played on the seventh fret on the fifth string.
Notice the X shape the riff makes. The first four measures is the same pattern. Measure five and six is the same pattern starting on fifth string. Bars seven and eight are the same as the first measure.
Bar nine begins on the ninth fret on the fifth string, the overall shape is the same though. Measure ten is the same as measure five.
The next big change is the last measure, the first note is the open E string, then the second fret on the fourth string. The last half is the fourth string open, and then the second fret on the fifth string.
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