Boogie Woogie Riffs

Ever wanted to play a mean boogie woogie riff? Well in this lesson Colin from RiffNinja.com will teach you exactly that. These boogie woogie riffs are used a lot, in many different styles of music.

The shuffle riff comes out of the power chords, and you basically add on the VI note from the scale, so you’ve got the I and the V, with the added VI from that key which gives you that alternating grooving, driving sound. Very cool stuff.

In this lesson, Colin digs into the key of A a bit, so you can use the same pattern, just shifting strings between the E A and D strings. Remember, the I IV V chords in the key of A are A, D, and E.

Alright, grab your axe, and have some boogie woogie fun!

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