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G Blues Riff
Use a heavy swing feel. Slightly palm mute to control string noise.
This G Blues Riff is a twelve bar blues riff that uses techniques and patterns that you will see from a lot of great blues guitar players such as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more. This riff is based off of a twelve bar blues in G. The main chords are being implied are an G7, C7, D7, with a shuffle feel. Some of the other techniques being used is alternate picking, and position shifts. The pattern you will notice also looks like the blues scale in the third position. Once you have the pattern of the riff that outlines G7, you will see how everything just moves up a string to cover the C7 chord. For the turnaround the whole thing moves up to the fifth fret on the fifth string, before moving back to the C7 chord. Check out the notation to get the note for note outline of the pattern.
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