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This is another variation of the shuffle. Now the movement E - E6 - E7 is played on the treble strings. I think of it as typical for the playing of Brownie McGhee, but he fingerpicks with a monotone bass.

We start with an E-chord, fingered as discussed in Blues Guitar lesson 1: The 12 bar blues in E, a fingering that leaves your 4th finger free. To get E6, you fret 2nd string 2nd fret, and to get E7, you fret 2nd string 3rd fret. Note that this gives you another voicing of the E7 chord than the one shown in the first lesson. Personally I like this new voicing better, but it is a matter of context and of taste. You should know both.
E - E6 - E7 A - A6 - A7

I often start with open 3rd string as a pick-up note, hammering on to 1st fret. Look in the tabulature for this. It gives you a change from Em to E
Over the A-chord we have the same movement, once again with the 4th finger doing all the work on 1st string. You can have the same kind of minor - major change, but the fingering is more difficult. So it is better to slide the whole chord up from 1st to 2nd fret.
B7 is difficult, so we do not care about this chord now.

12 bar blues - Treble shuffle in E




 
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