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Definition for: Shuffle

A walking, bass-line commonly used in blues. A shuffle is usually in eighth notes. The basic pattern of a shuffle can be applied to different chords, which allows blues musicians to follow some form of tonal progression even when not playing chords. A 12 bar blues shuffle is played four times around the I note, two around the IV note, two around the I note, one around the V note, one around