Duke Robillard

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Flying Home


Solo Lesson 3

This week's lesson is the solo for the bridge section on Flying Home. I show the first half of Charlie Christian's solo on the bridge and the second half I approximated making it quite a bit simpler but stay within the basic CC vibe. Figuring out Charlie Christian solos can be a daunting job, his timing and melodic concept are unique and can be hard to get comfortable with sometimes playing, but they always sound so perfect and natural when you hear them. Work on it and send me what you come up with. Looking forward to hearing what you one up with!

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 0:00 Breakdown of Bridge Solo

Loop 8:47 Practice Run-Through with Metronome

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Loop 9:12 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 24, 2015

Hi Bruce, There' great stuff in that bridge including minor sixs and augumented/whole tone licks at the end that are fabulous! Good work Bruce, Duke  

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes May 24, 2015

Thank you, Duke!  

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes May 23, 2015

Hello Duke! I'm really enjoying working on this one. I was playing along with CC's version and really wanted to learn that lick on the bridge where you did your own thing. So here's what I think he played. It's a pretty cool riff! Hope the shoulder is getting better. Be well! Bruce

 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Jun 13, 2014

Hey Duke

I am hoping to put all this together soon in a vid. That will be the challenge. Keep swingin.

steve

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 24, 2015

Sounds great Steve! Duke 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Jun 13, 2014

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jun 13, 2014

Hi Steve --- you sound great!  Beautiful riffs and love the chord fragment in the middle.  Thanks for posting.

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jun 06, 2014

We now have a backing track available for Flying Home.  Just click on the play button right below the video recorder on the right hand of your screen.

Enjoy Duke and Brad.

 
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