Hello Folks, the first lesson on my song "Cookin" is learning the chords and working on a organ style shuffle rhythm which actually is derived from the 20s dance "the Charleston" believe in or not. The first beat being on the 1 and the second beat being anticipated to create that rhythm that goes so well with a shuffle. The rhythm here is simple and just makes a nice pad for the soloist. Also the 13th chord voicings sound nice and can be introduced later in the solo to make it build. I have introduced the #5 also as a passing chord to the 4 chord here.
Enjoy! DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Video of Duke and Jimmie Vaughan playing Cookin' in 1987
The chords for the intro and first part of the walkdown are
The 13th chord walkdown in the head starts on D13 and ends on G13 .. skipping B13
The chord forms for the V chord, flat 6th passing chord at 11:42 on the timecode and Amin at 11:46 on the timecode are
loop run through @ 9:44 to practice the chords and progressions.
Finally, here's a slowed down (145bpm) backing track to practice along with and build the muscle memory for the chord forms.
To practice offline .. Download the Cookin' 145bpm backing track