Blues School: Vamp #1

vamp is a rhythmic, harmonically simple, repeating phrase, usually two or four bars in length that can perform four musical functions: to act as an introduction, to get a groove going, to establish a clear tonality, or to provide a background for improvisation.

Here is the first in the series of two-fisted vamps for your consideration… the classic Muddy Waters vamp, good at slow tempos…


Reminder: Don’t forget to “shuffle” the eighth notes!


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2 Responses to Blues School: Vamp #1

  1. dave says:

    whola lotta rosie

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