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Rock Guitar Lessons: Southern Shuffle

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One, two, a one, two, three, four!
>> This is a good, shuffle lick in the
southern rock style.
It starts off with.
And these are some great pull-offs.
A great way to exercise the strength of
your left hand.
To get those notes to come out.
We're picking the first ones with
downstrokes, down, down.
With lots of pull-offs in between,
using our third and first fingers.
I think we've built a technique for this
already in previous exercises, so
I think you're ready for it
Just want to get them real evenly spaced,
and a nice loud volume from each one.
Even though only the first note is picked.
All right.
Then we have, now this is actually a
little hammer-on, we're gonna hit
the C note, a bit of second finger, and
hammer-on the third, so.
All right, and
then we have a power chord on the middle
So second fret, so [SOUND].
So that's actually a downstroke [SOUND]
and then an upstroke [SOUND] on the chord.
[SOUND] Down, down, down, up, down, down,
down, up.
[SOUND] All right, then that has a little
answer to it.
[SOUND] Basically playing the notes you
already played, but the power chord first,
[SOUND] and then the lick [SOUND] and then
the one more power chord [SOUND].
I'm gonna play that actually with an up.
[SOUND] And then a down.
So, the accents in that are gonna be ups.
Up, up.
Up, up.
With a little down in the middle.
All right,
the only thing together slowly is one,
two, three, four.
Nice and clean.
Now because we're in this kinda,
triplety mode kind of sound, these are
One ,two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
Three is a triplet.
I wanna put a good triplet lick at the
This is gonna also work out your fingers a
I'm gonna go
And we've worked with this a little
before, but not quite this fast.
So, this is a chance to speed it up a
little bit.
And again we're using our pinky and our
third finger.
I'm wanna go from the high E string to the
B string.
Back and fourth, that's really good
This core technique you gotta have it.
You gotta have this one so practice this a
Now, we'll go down to the G string,
same frets, same fingers.
And again,
this is all being driven by the left hand.
The we'll pick the first note, but after
that it's all pull-offs.
So pick.
Next two, you get for
free courtesy of your left hand.
And with two A notes.
[SOUND] A root.
All right,
I'm gonna do that with a down and an up.
So basically all,
almost all this is down strokes.
Down, down, down, down, down, up, down.
Oh, I'm sorry.
That last part is actually down, down,
down, down, down, down, up.
There we go.
I know it's an up cuz my hand's up here.
All right,
let's put it all together slowly.
One, two, three, four.
All right, it's nice with that tempo.
I like to be able to hear all the clean
notes, nice muting, and
now let's speed it up a little bit.
One, two, one, two, three, four.
Now, especially this part.
This is really gonna be a big part of
the core technique of a lot of the things
coming up.
So really, you know, please use your
You know, don't don't cheat and use the
other finger.
We really wanna use this to build the
strength and coordination of our pinky and
get those notes nice and strong and nice
and rhythmically even.
A slow tempo's a great way to practice
because that really lets you hear all
the details.
Even slower is fine.
where you'll really be able to tell if
those notes are really pressed evenly.
You don't want to rush some or make some
If you're right on, you know, it's really
even triplet, dut, dut, dut, dut, dut,
dut, dut, dut, dut, dut, dut, dut,
triplet, triplet.
Your left hand is doing a great job there.
So, I know you can do it.
I wanna hear you do it.
And, also check out the other students who
are doing it.
And you can really get into listening to
this, playing it.
And making it indestructible.
All right, one more time.
One, two, three, four.
One two, a one, two, three, four.