This week we are learning the head to "Flying Home." I teach the melody in two positions because I usually play it in the root position and I believe Charlie Christian plays it in a different position. Either way, it's whatever feels best or sounds best to your own ears. Both ways are pretty straight ahead and easy to finger. It's a great swinging head and although it's credited to Benny Goodman and Charlie Christian it obviously was conceived by Christian because it's so guitaristic! Anyway, it's an extremely fun song to play. I also demonstrate my introduction I use for the version I recorded with Herb Ellis. It has a nod to Illinois Jacquet at the end of it with the cool descending diminished lick into an ascending augmented lick which is an ultra cool sound.
Enjoy and keep the videos coming!
DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:50 Breakdown of Head
Loop 8:56 Run-Through of Head
Loop 9:29 Bridge Double Stop Riff
Loop 10:13 Higher Position Head & Solo Ideas
Loop 13:19 Closing Thoughts