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Basic stop-time blues

Jim Burger (4613) · [archive]
Style: Blues · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 100
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

This is another stop-time pattern that you hear quite often. It is shown here in the key of A. If you're playing this acoustic, as I do, you really need to pop those A and D strings when you're playing that little 4-note riff, 'cause you don't want it to come out sounding wimpy!

Note the transition from stop-time into a blues shuffle for the refrain starting in measure 9. Also note that this should be a 16-bar blues (not 17), where measure 17 should be combined with measure 1 after the first time you play it, but I don't know how to do this in WholeNote's composer yet.

I use this one for "Hoochie Coochie Man". The next page shows another stop-time pattern which is used in a 12-bar blues progression.
Basic stop-time blues - Page 2