Playing the blues shuffle in rhythm is not very easy.  If you are struggling with this you need to look at the "yes and no" illustration below.  Slow the progression down and exaggerate the pause between beat 1 and 2 and between beats 3 and 4.

guitar tab for the blues shuffle

A good way to learn the shuffle beat is to play it slow and exaggerate the pause within the beat.

an illustration describing the shuffle beat

2 - 4 - 5 - 4  SHUFFLE


This shuffle is similar to the previous one but you will go up to the 5th fret on the 3rd beat. The way we are counting this is a little different.  1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and . . .

guitar tab for the shuffle beat 2-4-5-4
red guitar logo illustration