In Sandpiper Stomp, we’ll focus on laying a solid foundation in the shuffle rhythm in the Key of A. Then we’ll dress it up a bit with classic blues chord moves, licks and turnarounds.
Playing the shuffle rhythm requires a little more dexterity from your picking hand thumb than a steady bass tune. Because of that, I recommend checking out Back Porch Blues before tackling Sandpiper Stomp. But when you’re ready to jump into the shuffle rhythm, Sandpiper Stomp is a great starting place.
The shuffle rhythm is classic and it’s a must know for anyone interested in fingerpicking great acoustic blues.