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This is just a standard blues progression. Although there are certainly other articles explaining this progression in more depth than what we can do here, here is a basic explanation. What we have done here is to take the key of A (either major or minor, since we are not playing full chords it doesn't particularly matter) and used the first (A), fourth (D), and fifth (E) chords to play a blues progression (almost all blues progressions are made just by the I, IV, V chords). Once you have the basics down, you can start to experiment and play with more advanced, interesting structures. Traditional blues is typically played to a slow beat, one way to spice up the shuffle is to simply speed up the rhythm, which in turn will give more of a "rock blues" sound. Another simple way to do it is to play just the power chords, using the same shuffle feel. A third thing we can do is to simply add or remove some notes being played in the basic pattern. Here is an example (see figure #2). What we did was remove the notes A and G that were being played simultaneously in our first example. We added the notes and C# at the end of each of the "A chord" bars. For the bars in D and E we applied the same idea by transposing it in the correct chord. Basically we have 1 "shape" we are using, and we are simply moving this "shape" when playing the IV and V chords.
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