Lesson 12.2 – Straight Blues Strumming

Straight Rhythm (or straight feel) is the conventional way to interpret note values in music. In straight blues the rhythm is notated plainly, with eighth notes getting exactly 1/2 a beat. Straight feel is common in all music and the style of blues known as Boogie Woogie.

Straight rhythm requires no additional notation as you are counting the notes as they are traditionally played. In 4/4 time each bar will have eight 8th notes, counted and repeated as 1 – and – 2 – and – 3 – and – 4 – and – and so on.

Using the key of E (notes E (I), A (IV), and B (V), we will now play the blues form using straight strumming – with a B9 chord at the end.

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Lesson 12.2 – Straight Blues Strumming

Straight Rhythm (or straight feel) is the conventional way to interpret note values in music. In straight blues the rhythm is notated plainly, with eighth notes getting exactly 1/2 a beat. Straight feel is common in all music and the style of blues known as Boogie Woogie.

Straight rhythm requires no additional notation as you are counting the notes as they are traditionally played. In 4/4 time each bar will have eight 8th notes, counted and repeated as 1 – and – 2 – and – 3 – and – 4 – and – and so on.

Using the key of E (notes E (I), A (IV), and B (V), we will now play the blues form using straight strumming – with a B9 chord at the end.

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