Originally Posted by: paul.j.riso
Here is the YouTube backing track I was talking about.
Thanks for the link! One possible stumbling block with that particular backing track is that Mike is almost always playing on the backbeat. His guitar is almost always playing on the triplet "uh" of the beat.
In an eighth note triplet shuffle, each beat is subdivided into 3 equally paced parts:
1-and-uh, 2-and-uh, 3-and-uh, 4-and-uh
The guitar in that track is only playing a chord on the "uh" of each beat.
When you play a standard diad boogie rhythm, you are playing on the downbeat (each counted number (1-2-3-4) as well as the "uh".
Try again with that mind!
This tutorial is aimed at beginners working on the triplet blues shuffle.
Originally Posted by: paul.j.risoFor the record I struggle with all of the backing tracks. I think what I need is a 1:1 lesson.
Start simple & gradually get more advanced. One-on-one lessons is always a great idea for immediate feedback!
[quote=paul.j.riso]On another note. I've been doing your minor pentatonic scale exercises and it has really improved my finger dexterity. I use them everyday for warm up. I'm certianly not very fast but improving. Also, the Improvising for Beginners I am enjoying as well.
Good deal! Thanks for the positive feedback. Keep practicing!
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