Hi folks lesson 4 of Cookin' consists of a lot of my tricks plus more minor pentatonic blues riffs. If you listen close to what I am doing, you'll notice that I break up the lines rhythmically different and then repeat certain things to create a climax. I also show many of my double stop lines and chords with pull offs on the E string that make an interesting sound you can use for a whole chorus for effect. I have noticed that repeated licks seem to make audiences respond and I try not to use them too often because I don't want to rely on cheap tricks. But sometimes in a fast tune like this it can actually be musical in the sense that the provides a section of your solo where things remain constant for a while before another few choruses of fast single string lines. So it keeps it from becoming boring to the listener. Good luck and enjoy! And PLEASE keep posting your own playing here!Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Here's the first three minutes from my version of Cookin' from my Grammy Nominated Guitar Groove-A-Rama album.
Duke's slow run through of the pentatonic riffs is at 7:00 on the timecode loop run through @ 7:00
Try and pick these out by ear ... and remember you can always move the looper manually to set a smaller loop and hit the spacebar to play/pause.
The first riff is loop @ 8:35
The fifth riff is loop @ 13:00
The Hideaway chords forms are loop @ 14:14
Finally, here's a slowed down (145bpm) backing track to practice along with.
.. and the at tempo (175bpm) track.
To practice offline .. Download the Cookin' 145bpm backing track