[PDF] 4-to-the-floor SHUFFLE GROOVES

The Shuffle first emerged in the 1930's and 1940's and later formed the basis of a lot of blues, jazz, swing and even rock and R&B. Understanding the rhythms and basic variations of shuffle is important if you are looking to gig and record on your Cajon. Apart from the straight disco groove, the modern shuffle will guarantee a pumping dance floor at your gig! You will learn a new approach to Cajon playing, with 5 exercises developed to help you master this 4-to-the-floor shuffle pattern. These exercises will also challenge your hand independance, with each hand learning how to play the 'shuffle role' within the groove. Make sure you watch the video too so you can enjoy a live jam between guitar and Cajon to understand how your new knowledge is applied in a musical setting.