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Solo Lesson 1

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Driftin' Blues > Solo Lesson 1

Hello Friends,

This we start on the solo for Driftin' Blues. Johnny Moore's solo is one of the most perfect pieces of music in blues of the 1940s. His use of ninths in the solo and his mellow jazzy phrasing are still fresh sounding 70 years later!

This is a fun one folks.....

Enjoy,

Duke

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
texas blues
Duke Robillard
Driftin' Blues
Johnny Moore
Charles Brown

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:26 Run-Through of Solo

$1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1.3^ $1. $1. $1.0 $2.3 $2.0 | $3.h1 $1. $1. $1. $3.4 $3./6 $2.5 $1. $1. $1. $3.3 $3.h4 |
$2.3 $1. $1. $4.4 $4.5 $4.6 $2.5 $4.\4.$2.\3 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. | $3./13 $1. $2.12 $3./12 $1. $2.11 $3./11 $1. $1. $3.9 $4.12 $5.10 $5.11 |
$3.9 $4.9 $5.11 $5.10 $5.9 $1. $1./7 $2.8 $1. $1. $1. $3.4 $3.5 $3.6 | $1.5 $2.7 $1.5 $2.7 $3.4 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $3.6 $2.5 $2.8 $1.5 |
$1./7 $1./7 $1./7 $1./7 $2.8 $3.9 $4.9 $3.6 $3.7 $3.9 $3.6 $3.7 $4.9 $5.9 |

Loop 1:52 Breakdown of Solo

Loop 12:19 Slow Run-Through of Solo

Loop 12:48 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Apr 21, 2015

Hi all, I found this useful, maybe it will help others.

Here's Duke's last run-through of the solo from the lesson above.  I added myself playing chords so I could hear the relationship between the phrases and the changes.  

I find it useful, hope it helps others

P

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 21, 2015

Great job as usual Bruce! keep up the great work......Duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Apr 23, 2015

Thank you, Duke. That really means a lot to me.

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Apr 18, 2015

Hi Duke! Hey, thanks so much for the kind words on the last video. 

I'm having a lot of fun learning the fills. They are so beautiful and so subtle.  I've been listening to Charles Brown for over 40 years and never appreciated  that gorgeous guitar work until I sat down and tried to play it. Johnny Moore was amazing. It's a shame he refused to give Charles his due credit on the records, but you can't knock the guys' genius. 

So here's an attempt at the first half of the solo mostly following your transcription. It's certainly a lot easier having your example to follow! :-) Thanks for the great lesson, looking forward to next week.

Bruce

 

 
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