Dennis Gruenling

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Buffle Off to Shuffalo

Fifth Chorus Breakdown

Hi Everyone -

This week’s lesson in in my “Buffle Off To Shufallo” study song is a continuation of the harmonica rhythm part backing up the guitar solo. For this section, we play the actual backwards “Box” pattern as rhythm accompaniment for most of this chorus. Again, not only is it good to be working more on your rhythm chops (you may be thinking does it ever end??)…but this will also give you an essential rhythm pattern that you should know if you play a lot of blues. The Box (or backwards Box) pattern is used so much in blues and rock & roll, and surely you will recognize the note pattern used here.

So don’t forget to keep using your new best friend - the metronome - in your practice time and keep Buffling!!

- Dennis Gruenling




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
C Harp
Key of G
Dennis Gruenling
Dave Gross
Buffle Off To Shuffalo

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

C Harp in the Key of G.

Loop 0:00 Fourth and Fifth Chorus of Buffle Off to Shuffalo

Loop 1:18 Breakdow of First Riff

Loop 2:16 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars

Loop 2:30 IV Chord Breakdown

Loop 3:15 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 3:40 V and IV Chord Breakdown

Loop 4:35 Practice Loop of V and IV Chord

Loop 4:44 Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 5:23 Practice Loop of Fifth Chorus

Loop 6:05 Practice Loop of Fourth and Fifth Chorus

Loop 7:25 Closing Thoughts 






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Boyd R
Boyd R Aug 07, 2016

This is really a fun workout love it. I'm still on the 3rd course, but loving it. thanks for agreat lesson

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 11, 2016

Thanks for working on this...glad you are digging it!

Terry Church
Terry Church Aug 06, 2016

You say to count along with any music we listen to.  I find that Corey Harris's page works really well for me.  I don't do anything but count or play chord rhythm along with it........It's fun because I love his playing, but good practice too...  Thanks for the tip!   

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 11, 2016

Yes, this is great practice! Not only for the obvious reason (helps with getting a better grasp of rhythm and timing), but also when you do this with songs you study, it helps with getting a grasp of how the phrasing works within/around the beats. But for now, just focus on rhythm, rhythm , rhythm!! Thanks

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