Duke Robillard

Lesson >


Blue Harlem


Intro Breakdown

Duke Robillard Lesson >

Blue Harlem > Intro Breakdown

Hello Folks,

This week are learning the intro (my own) and the we start the first verse of Tiny's. After I teach the intro, which is essential to the song, we learn the first four bars. The intro can be a bit rough for some so that's why we only get to the first four bars. Get this down and then we'll tackle the meat of the solo next week.

Enjoy!

Duke

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
texas blues
tiny grimes
Duke Robillard
blue harlem

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:41 Breakdow of Intro to Blue Harlem

Loop 8:50 Breakdown of First Four Bars of Solo

Loop 13:51 Practice Loop of Intro and First Part of Solo

 

Download the Sheet Music PDF

 

Loop 14:26 Closing Thoughts 

 

 

 

Comments

Log in to leave a comment



Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Mar 28, 2016

Here's mine.  I tried to match the phrases to last week's rhythm

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Mar 26, 2016

Hi Duke, quick question...  Is the chord at the end of measure 2 an F# diminished?  Is this the right form

%X/X.9/2.10/3.8/1.10/4.X/X[F# Dim]

I couldn't quite make out your hands.  Does one walk up on the A string, make the form, and then rake across it?

stevieboy
stevieboy Mar 26, 2016

Having trouble adding text in the same post of the video.  No big deal I guess.

Here's a take below.  I finished off the chorus just to see if I could work some of the stuff from the intro into a 12 bar, especially the part in the four.  Looking forward to the next lesson for the real thing!!!

 

stevieboy
stevieboy Mar 26, 2016

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 27, 2016

That's great Stevieboy! vgood use of the licks from the intro too. My wife thought she was listening to me! Duke

stevieboy
stevieboy Mar 28, 2016

Thanks Duke.  But I think your wife needs to get her hearing checked!

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Mar 25, 2016

Hey Duke. What a great tune, and a very pretty intro. I love that chromatic double-stop lick! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks! Bruce

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 27, 2016

Good job Bruce, I would suggest when you start the verse after the intro, dont bend the strings so far. in this style of blues the bends are just a micro tone. in the old days everyone used heavier strings and the bends we much less far. if you train yourself to just bend a little you will be able to sounf like a guitarist from the 1940s at will whenever you want. Duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Mar 27, 2016

Thanks Duke! I'll definitely keep that in mind!

 
Login-popup-sm Login-popup-banner

Member Log In

Forgot your password? Click here

New To Sonic Junction?


See Sign Up Info >

Popup-close
 
Login-popup-sm

New To Sonic Junction?

Try 2 Lessons Free

Popup-close