Chris Eldridge

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Cherokee Shuffle

A Part Breakdown


This week I’ll be showing you how to play the A section to Cherokee Shuffle. The A section to this tune, to me, is one of the most satisfying melodies to play out of a G position on guitar. There’s something about how the top of the melody (pentatonic) releases into the C chord (and the melody turns to a major scale) that gets me every time. You don’t even have to think about those things at all to be able to play Cherokee Shuffle, but I think that change is one of the things that makes this melody tick.

Killer tune! Enjoy!





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Cherokee Shuffle A Part


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:48 Breakdown of Cherokee Shuffle A Part

Loop 12:37 Closing Thoughts

Loop 15:36 Practice Loop of Rhythm





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