Oct 112018

5-Cool-Blues-Shuffle-Riffs-1bPlaying “walking blues lines” is a common thing for bass players, but also guitar players do not shy away from a nice walking blues shuffle riff.

The blues shuffle riff is a popular sound and often used by guitar players like T-Bone Walker (Going to Chicago, T-bone Shuffle) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (Cold shot, Pride and joy, Travis walk).

While blues rhythm guitar suffices with a standard 12 bar blues shuffle, a cool shuffle riff is often more fun to play and interesting listen to.

Also for the blues lead guitar player it’s great to solo over a blues shuffle riff. The combination of a cool lead solo improvisation and a nice blues shuffle riff will lift the music to greater heights.

Today we have 5 Cool blues shuffle riffs to get your hands dirty. Starting out with a nice & easy shuffle riff gradually leading up to more challenging riffs. A video lesson and tablature is provided for each shuffle riff.


Cool Blues Shuffle Riff 1

Blues Riff Shuffles - 1

Cool Blues Shuffle Riff 2

Blues Riff Shuffles - 2

Cool Blues Shuffle Riff 3

Blues Riff Shuffle 3

Cool Blues Shuffle Riff 4

Blues Riff Shuffle 4

Cool Blues Shuffle Riff 5

Cool Blues Shuffle Riff 5

If you want to learn to solo over these cool blues shuffle riffs, learn to play cool blues licks, create your own licks, really dive into the blues scale shape/positions, learn the tricks and tools to master the Pentatonic / Blues Scale inside out, and solo and improvise over the entire neck, check out: 50CoolBluesLicksImprovisation

5 Cool Blues Shuffle Riffs
Source: Guitarhabits