Duke Robillard

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Flying Home


Final Chorus

Hello Folks, This week we are finishing up Flying Home. We learn the final chorus which could be called a shout chorus consisting of a repeated riff that really swings to drive it home. I teach the riff and the harmony to it and also show you my chord fragment riff that makes it sound full with just one guitar. The chord is a 3 note cluster of closely harmonized notes consisting of the root the 5 and 6th intervals together that really sound great. We also go over a few different ways to approach the final bridge so there a quite a few choices to end the tune. Have fun with it and send me some videos!

Enjoy, Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Swing
charlie christian
Duke Robillard
Flying Home
Benny Goodman
Lionel Hampton
Swing Guitar

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:06 Single Note Shout Chorus

$1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.13 | $1.11 $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.13 | $1.11 $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.13 | $1.11 $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 | $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |

Second A Section

$1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.13 | $1.11 $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.13 | $1.11 $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.13 | $1.11 $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 | $1. $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |

Loop 1:43 Breakdown of Shout Chorus

Loop 7:21 Chordal Version of Shout Chorus

$3.15 $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $3.15 | $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$3.15 $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $3.15 | $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$1. $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $3.15 | $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1.14 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 |
$1. $1. $3.15.$2.13.$1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1.11 $2.13 $1. $3.15 | $1.9 $1. $2.11 $1.10 $1. $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $5.10.$4.10.$3.10.$2.11.$1.11 $1. $1. |

Loop 7:40 Breakdown of Chordal Version of Shout Chorus

Loop 10:17 Bridge Solo

$2.11 $1. $1. $1.11 | $1.12 $1. $1.13 $2.14 $1. $2.11 $3.13 $1. $4.13 $3.12 $3.13 $3.14 | $2.11 $1. $3.12 $4.13 $1. $4.12 $4.11 $1. $5.13 $4.13 $1. $1. |
$4.10 $1. $4.13 $3.10 $1. $4.13 $3.13 $1. $2.11 $2.12 $1. $2.13 | $1.11 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1.15 $1. $1. $1./15 $1. $1. $1./15 |
$1. $1. $2.16 $2.13 $1. $3.15 $3.14 $3.15 $3.16 $2.13 $1. $2.15 | $2.16 $1. $1.15 $1.13 $1. $2.16 $1.13 $1. $2.16 $1. $1. $2./15 |
$1. $1. $1.13 $2.15 $1. $3.15 $2.13 $2.14 $2.13 $3.15 $1. $2.15 | $1. $1. $1. $2.11 $1. $3.14 $3.13 $1. $2.11 $1. $1. $1. |

Loop 10:52 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jul 07, 2015

Hi Bruce, It's actually very good. You have almost all the correct notes. It is mostly a question of relaxing it seems to "get in the groove" With myself, the guitar I'm playing for that style really matters a lot to me. I can't help but wonder if you plasyed it on a guitar with a bit heaver string if that would help feel a little more comfortable. You have all the riffs, it just sounds a little like you are maybe trying too hard. Also sometimes the front melody is easier to play at the 11th fret octave. I'd try lightening up my touch with the right hand, maybe try playing it on a guitar with bigger frets or a bit heavyier strings and most of all, sit back and relax and just let it come out. You'll get comfortable with it I'm sure. You are really close Bruce..... now sit back and try it a bit lighter   

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 07, 2015

Wow, you've given me a lot of things to consider! Thanks a bunch, Duke! I'll definitely try it at the 11th fret. That opening riff does make me very nervous! Sometimes when I go to play it, my fingers freeze up with tension -- and then I have to have a little chat with them; tell them stories, give them cookies, that sort of thing. ;-)

But I really want to give this one my best rather than just say "oh, it's good enough", and move on to the next tune like I usually do. I think that's one of my "barriers to break through" with guitar. Thanks again for the advice and encouragement! My fingers thank you and I thank you. 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 01, 2017

Hello Duke! It's been two years since and I've been continuing to work on this one. So here I am, longer in the tooth, beard and hair! ;-)  Definitely older, but hopefully wiser and a better player. I feel like my playing is much more musical. Hope you agree, and would love to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks, Duke! Best, Bruce

 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 05, 2015

I've been working and working on this one. It's still a little stiff sounding, but it's better each week. My poor wife has heard me to this thousands of times by now, but she's a very good sport about it. ;-)

I think I've got it to the point where I'm ready for some feedback. It's not my absolute best yet, but it does represent a lot of effort. Thanks Duke!

Bruce

 

Michael Hattem
Michael Hattem Jul 02, 2014

So I'd messed around with this tune a bit before the lesson but I tried to take a few ideas from the different solo lessons and from Charlie's solo, and combine them with some of my own. Thanks for the fantastic lesson on such a great tune, Duke!!

mattia miglioli
mattia miglioli Jul 02, 2014

Thanks  a lot Duke and Mike!! ;)) well i'm using my mac cam but got some audio-video sync problem, i m working in order to make the next video high quality one , have a nice day! jazz it!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jul 01, 2014

Great job Mattia, very swinging and original solo, Love it! Duke 

mattia miglioli
mattia miglioli Jul 01, 2014

Hello Duke, hello guys..this is my final version of this great tune! I try to include some of yar liks Duke and create some nice melody like you use to do ..thanks for the lessons,.hope you enjoy my record, tank You..ciao, Mattia ;)

 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jul 01, 2014

Absolutely beautiful!!  Made my day.  I love how you mix swing and bluesly lines.  

Cool transition / chord line around 1:22 --- I only wish the video was better.  We're you using the webcam recorder?  

 
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