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A Cool Electric Blues Riff For Beginners

This is the first in a four part series where we'll learn a rhythm and riff inspired by Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters. This was designed for straight-up beginners, so we'll try to move slowly!

Take Your Blues Playing To The Next Level

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The Shuffle Chug

This is the second in a five part series where we'll learn a rhythm and riff inspired by Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters. This was designed for straight-up beginners, so we'll try to move slowly! In this lesson, we're looking at using a power chord and a shuffle rhythm to produce that great chugging sound used so often in the blues.

In case you missed it, here's part 1.

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Embellishing the Riff

Welcome to part 3 of our five part series where we're learning a rhythm and riff inspired by Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters. This was designed for straight-up beginners, so we'll try to move slowly! In this lesson, we're embellishing that original riff from Part 1 by adding an extra note or two, and also by adding a little string stretch.

In case you missed it, here's part 2.

Move Up The Fretboard!

Welcome to part 4 of our five part series where we're learning a rhythm and riff inspired by Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters. This was designed for straight-up beginners, so we'll try to move slowly! In this lesson, we're taking that original riff from Part 1 and moving it higher up the fretboard, to give a nice alternate riff that can be used as a substitute for the main one. This is a great way to give your song a bit more character.

Final Touches

Welcome to the last of our five part series where we're learning a rhythm and riff inspired by Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters. This was designed for straight-up beginners, so we'll try to move slowly! In this lesson, we're adding a few more bits 'n pieces so you can make it sound like a complete song, and at the end, Colin slipped a little bonus in too!

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