Then you actually get to start rocking out! You'll start with a classic old-school rock shuffle or "boogie" rhythm, played two different ways. Interestingly, you have to read to find out what notes he wants you to play - there's no tablature to cheat with. Well, okay, I'll give you a secret: tabs for these play-along lessons are in the next chapter. But don't look! No really, don't! Tabs are just a crutch and you don't need them!
q: What does TABS mean?
a: Timesavers, Although Basically Silly.
So there! Don't cheat with tabs, learn the notes!
Anyway, the rock shuffle you'll learn in this lesson seems very basic, but it's one of the building blocks of rock guitar. Have a listen to Satch Boogie by Joe Satriani; it's a blistering solo effort, but the underlying rhythm is the basic rock shuffle.