Texas Shuffle: Lesson

Although his blazing licks get more attention, one of the core elements of Vaughan’s style was his huge, swaggering sense of rhythmic swing. His rhythm playing was always exceptional and this lesson is a great example of his Texas sized shuffle.

This example starts with a 2-bar lead intro typical of Vaughan’s style. The 12-bar progression in E is played three times: three choruses in blues parlance, with the second chorus simplified for a guitar solo.

Dave Celentano
Instructor Dave Celentano
Texas Shuffle: Lesson song notation