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Ain't Nobody's Business


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Hello Folks,

This week we start working on the blues classic, Ain't Nobody's Busniess. An early Bessie Smith tune that has become a standard for decades now. We are doing it in Bb which suits the tune fine. The progression is like many blues of the 1920s, it is 8 bars in form and has nice changes. This kind of song is really fun to play. I demonstrate how to build it by occasionally playing a 12/8 right hand pattern on the turn around to suggest more intensity coming up. So learn the chords as I teach them and we will work on the melody next.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Jimmy Witherspoon
Duke Robillard
Ain't Nobody's Business

Backing Track

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Loop 2:04 Breakdown of Chords

Loop 8:08 Run-Through


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Loop 10:06 Run-Through With Chord Variations

Loop 11:21 Variations

Loop 15:21 Tag Ending Breakdown

Loop 18:35 Closing Thoughts






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Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Sep 16, 2016

Awesome! I *love* this tune :-D

Tom K.
Tom K. Sep 16, 2016

Nice chords . Thanks Duke .

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jul 12, 2020

Thank you Tom

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