How To Play A Texas Shuffle In E
Today’s lesson involves playing a blues shuffle in the key of E, and more specifically, a Texas style shuffle. Inspired by the bass line from Albert Collins’ “T Bone Shuffle,” this takes us through a 12-bar-blues progression.
Rather than using a walking-style line that you may use in other tunes, this gives us another option by using the root, fifth, and flatted seventh. We adapt the bass line to the various chords in the progression and can use this as one of many options for blues shuffles.
Enjoy, and keep it groovy!
Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!