This is one of Howlin' Wolf's most famous tracks and for good reason! It includes everything great about the blues singer. It's raw, it's got an amazing groove and rhythm guitar playing to die for! If you play the blues, you need to learn this track.

Chords: Major triads & dominant 7th chords

For this track we are predominantly using major triad chords combined with the flat 7th, which makes dominant 7th chords. Although we are using a cool mix of chords, there are some key shapes that we should learn. These are here:

rhythm: The main intro groove

There is a fantastic groove on the main intro that is then used for every turnaround section in the track. This is a real theme of the track, so well worth getting right. It goes a little something like this:

All done?


You've now completed Song Jukebox: Howlin' Wolf and taken a huge step forwards in your guitar playing journey.

Feel free to bask in glory for a while, or go ahead and try another course if you're hungry for more.