You can also play each note separately in triplets.
Here it becomes so thick it can easily be “mistaken” as a solo.
Note the little alteration in beats 2 and 6 of the riff.
This creates tension and releases it.
Play this riff slow at first.
The right hand technique can be pretty tricky.
Use alternating picking where possible.
I’ve added a little twist on the IV chord. I’m going to Dm7, which is the IV minor chord in bar 6
This is a variation you will sometimes encounter.
If the chord in the background changes, you have to change the riffs on top of it accordingly.
When you get to bar 6 keep your ears open and try to hear what’s going on.
Another chord variation would be to play a D#dim7 chord in bar 6.
(Example 5 is in the Swing- and Jump Blues Guitar e-book)