This week we are starting on a new song. Howlin' Wolf's "Shake For Me." It's a true blues classic and one I have loved since I was a teenager. Hubert's slinky, rhythmic guitar is always amazing and unique. This week we are concentrating on two parts of this song. The main riff and rhythm chops and the all important bass line. The bass line works great on guitar also and is one of the most important parts of the song. It's pure Hubert, whose guitar work is about the coolest and most expressive in the blues.
Get the bass line and also the riff and rhythm accents down and we will work on the solo for our next lesson.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Shake For Me
Loop 0:33 Duke's Thoughts on Hubert Sumlin
Loop 2:45 Lead Riff Breakdown
Loop 6:26 Breakdown of Main Bottom Groove
Loop 9:20 Practice Loop of Main Bottom Groove
Loop 9:52 Closing Thoughts