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  1. Etienne Pellegrini
    September 14th, 2015 @ 8:18 pm

    Thank you David for another great lesson! Trying to catch up on you won’t be easy, but it’s a pleasure to learn the guitar with your lessons!

    One question about this one though: it sounds like you’re saying that when starting the shuffle with the bass note of (I) on the A string, I should use the (IV) immediately above and the (V) immediately below. But I could also use the (V) that’s 2 frets down the (IV) and play the same scheme as for when the bass is on the E string, no? So basically I could do both those shuffles with the same scheme?

    Thanks a lot!
    Etienne