Are you a beginner guitar player that is looking for an easy blues song to play? Or maybe you’re totally new to learning guitar and are looking to learn how to play anything on the guitar.

Well in today’s guitar lesson, I’m going to teach you “how to play the blues” for beginner guitar players.

To play an easy blues guitar riff, you will only need to use 2 fingers. Yes it is that easy. This blues guitar riff has been used in thousands of songs including “Johnny B. Goode,” “Pride and Joy”, “Keep your hands to Yourself”, and “Rock and Roll”. Is that an impressive enough list for you?

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s learn one of the most used guitar riffs in history. Below is how to play this blues riff in the key of A.

When playing this blues guitar riff, use your 1st finger on the 2nd fret, and your 3rd finger on the 4th fret. Always keep your 1st finger down on the fret, even when you play the note located on the 4th fret. By doing this, you will be able to play faster and cleaner, due to less motion of your hand.

Practice this guitar riff everyday until you can play it perfectly in time with the beat.