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Old 06-18-2012, 06:54 PM
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Default Shuffling for Dummies...

Okay guys and gals, I've wandered into the world of the shuffle and am attempting to learn a few new tricks :) What I'm requesting are some BEGINNER level shuffle songs, preferably rock but some blues will work too :)

The two I've started on are:
Black Friday - Steely Dan
Some Kinda Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad

Looking for a few others along that line. I'm not worrying too much about fills etc at this time, just songs to help me learn keep a good shuffle time beat. I like a variety to keep me interested.

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:02 PM
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Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Love Me Two Times - The Doors

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:37 PM
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When ever I need to brush up on my shuffles, I look at:

La Grange - ZZ Top
Tush - ZZ Top
Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
I Drink Alone - George Thorogood
Moving on Over - George Thorogood
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
Hold the Line - Toto
Harden My Heart by Quarterflash
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Revolution - The Beatles
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

And an interesting, slow broken up shuffle is
"Breakdown" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:47 PM
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Bad Company - I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love is a great tune to learn. Not too fast or difficult but the parts are enough to keep things interesting and fun to play.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:55 PM
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When ever I need to brush up on my shuffles, I look at:

La Grange - ZZ Top
Tush - ZZ Top
Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood
I Drink Alone - George Thorogood
Moving on Over - George Thorogood
Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
Hold the Line - Toto
Harden My Heart by Quarterflash
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Revolution - The Beatles
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

And an interesting, slow broken up shuffle is
"Breakdown" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

Really? That's all you got? LOL. Thanks, a great list!
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:34 PM
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Default Re: Shuffling for Dummies...

Here's some Mary

Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQo1HIcSVtg

ZZ Top - La Grange http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vppbd...eature=related

Suzi Quatro - Can The Can http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYoog...eature=related

Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXVjWTxvYVQ

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these songs are shuffles ? interesting.

so "Rock And Roll Pt 2" and "Metal Guru" are shuffles ?
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Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" should be a good way to ease in. A nice happy shuffle.
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Lazy Sunday - Small Faces
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
The Len Ganley Stance - Half Man Half Biscuit
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Waterfront - Simple Minds
Uncle Salty - Aerosmith
Running Free - Iron Maiden
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:39 AM
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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions,...I can't wait to get behind the kit.
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Golden Earring ..... Radar Love.
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Another Steely Dan - Reeling in the Years. There's triplet ghosting going on in parts but the song will still work played with straight backbeat because the guitarist is playing triplets too.

DED started a thread about this a while ago - tons of goodies: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=71607
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The Zoo - Scorpions. A good old school rock based shuffle.

Fool in the rain - zeppelin

Pink - so what
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Might I suggest Breakdown by Tom Petty and Ride On by AC/DC, A really easy one is Bad Moon Rising by CCR. It plays almost a straight 4/4 with a shuffle feel to it. Another cool Steely Dan tune is Pretel Logic or Black Friday. How about Heartache Tonight by the Eagles? Good stuff.

**I see somebody already suggested Breakdown. Ooops!
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Best of John Lee-Hooker
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Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Love Me Two Times - The Doors

I'll bung up some more when I've got a mo . . .
I'll second that. Good choice
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:29 AM
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MaryO,

Chris Layton, the drummer for Stevie Ray Vaughan, has an instructional video out that covers shuffles and nothing but shuffles. This guy is a master and he's got that Fibes kit of his wide-slap-open. It might be out on Amazon. It's worth digging up.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:09 AM
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Little Feat: "Fat Man in the Bathtub."
Los Lobos: "Don't Worry Baby"
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Just before you hit the kit, make sure you watch some purdie first...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t0VlzJeNvA
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Agree with Markdrum! I was going to suggest listening to a lot of Stevie Ray Vaughan. There are some amazing shuffles in his music and most of it is not too hard to pick up.
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US Blues by Grateful Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzHX7WWlh5U
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A really easy one is Bad Moon Rising by CCR. It plays almost a straight 4/4 with a shuffle feel to it.
I have to beg to differ here, I'd call BMR a straight time song. Definitely up for debate though, there are some shuffled notes thrown in but it's very subtle, and not continuous. I wouldn't call this song a shuffle, which I define as a dotted feel throughout, not just here and there, but again, is up for debate.
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The Zoo - Scorpions. A good old school rock based shuffle.

Fool in the rain - zeppelin

Pink - so what
Man... it took 13 posts for someone to mention Fool in the Rain? I'm surprised it wasn't in the first response.
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Here's one of my favorite blues shuffles on youtube.com, by the great Fred Below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqIkJ...eature=related
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Man... it took 13 posts for someone to mention Fool in the Rain? I'm surprised it wasn't in the first response.
I hear you man, but Fool in the Rain is not exactly a shuffle for dummies, I think it's a bit too difficult for Mary, as is Rosanna by Toto would be, they're great shuffle songs, but for a beginner?
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I hear you man, but Fool in the Rain is not exactly a shuffle for dummies, I think it's a bit too difficult for Mary, as is Rosanna by Toto would be, they're great shuffle songs, but for a beginner?
Thank you for this, Henri...while I would LOVE to be able to play Fool in the Rain, my favorite Zep tune, I wouldn't attempt it now. It would be too discouraging for me to try at this point. Although I'm getting better every day I try not to do things too far out of my league so that I don't get disheartened. Eventually, I will learn this song though :)

Ones I've had success with so far:
Grand Funk RR - Some kind of Wonderful
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop Thinkning About Tomorrow
Journey - Lovin, Touchin, Squeezing (really like this one becuase the shuffle is actually on the kick so it actually teaches whole new set of coordination)

The teacher actually has me doing some really fun shuffle exercises that incorporate the whole kit as well, so things are progressing :) Thanks for everyone's input. As always, it's invaluable.

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