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Tricks and Techniques,
Shuffle Rhythm and Tremolo.
I'm going to show you another useful
technique during this lesson.
I call this the shuffle rhythm.
And it's actually an idea I got, a ripping
idea I got from some of the gypsy players.
Who is instead of just playing up and down
with the pick, sometimes do down up down,
down up down and stuff like that, and
you can find more about this in the gypsy
jazz chapter if you're interested.
But.
[MUSIC]
Let's for instance take a E9 chord.
That's.
[MUSIC]
D, G sharp C sharp and E.
And the rhythm is like this, down, up,
down, up, down, down, up.
So, down.
So it's like one and two and
three and four and down,
up, down, up, down, down, up,
down, up, down, down, and up.
Changing to the next chord.
[MUSIC]
That's the A.
[MUSIC]
This chord is A9.
You have the C sharp, G, B, and E.
We don't really have an A here.
The A could be here in the next one.
[MUSIC]
Back to E, B9.
[MUSIC]
That B leaning back.
And this is the basic way of doing it, but
now we add a little mute
in the left hand so.
[MUSIC]
And it sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
So it's the same thing.
It's down up.
[MUSIC]
Letting the notes ring.
[MUSIC]
And then down, up, down.
Muted, it means you're lifting
your fingers just a little bit so
you get that percussive sound.
[MUSIC]
So.
[SOUND] So this hand moves like this.
[SOUND]
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND]
And so now, and this hand is.
[SOUND]
Down, up, down, up, down.
Down, up, down, up, down, down, up.
And sometimes I enhance
that kind of rhythm.
[SOUND] And repeat it.
[SOUND]
Down, up, down, down, up, down, down.
[MUSIC]
The tremolo is also really nice to know.
[MUSIC]
Like this.
Just try to be relaxed and
move up and down.
[MUSIC]
It's good exercise for your right hand.
[SOUND] Like that.
So we gonna play along
with this backing track.
It's once again the same
old E boogie blues.
[MUSIC]
Down, up, down, up, down, up, down,
up, down, down, up, down, down, up.
[MUSIC]
Without
the mute.
Tremolo.
[MUSIC]
So practice this rhythmic pattern over
this backing track and send me a video so
I can make sure you do the right thing
with your right hand, and that you
stay relaxed instead of getting tense.
So.
[SOUND]
And so on.
Good luck.
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