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Bobby Bland Artist Study

Vocal Fill Riffs

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Bobby Bland Artist Study > Vocal Fill Riffs

Hello Friends,

This week we are learning Clarence Holiman's fills behind Bobby Bland's vocals on I Don't Want No Woman. They are classic and good lines to know for sure. He builds his lines with each fill until he's ready to blast off with that killer solo chorus. Work on these fills and next week we'll tackle the solo.





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Breakdown of Vocal Fill Riffs

Loop 5:35 Vocal Fills Practice Loop


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 7:20 2nd Verse and Closing Thoughts






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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 19, 2020

Really great stuff. I was noticing how the triplets that Clarence is using on this tune really emphasize the flat tire rhythm. When your track is ready, I think I'll try to add my own modest vocal attempt and piano track first, then lay the guitar over that. The piano on the track is really cool, and interesting that he has his own part during the stops. He plays it the same way on both sets of stops. The drummer really wallops that snare during the guitar solo! And I love it when Bobby shouts out "Look out, Clarence!" :-) Thanks Duke!

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