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Solo - B Section

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Hi Folks,

This week we are working on the bridge for Honeysuckle Rose. This is a really fun one to play. Something about the 1-4-2-5. It is a very cool progression of to play over and sometimes refered to as the Flying Home bridge. I think the fact that you can play down for the 1 to 4 then up from the 2 to the 5 gives it a special feeling of almost call and response. That's often the way I choose to go with it. Descend for 4 bars then assend for 4 more bars. The last four bars can give a real release feel. I think you'll like the bridge I came up with as you learn it.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
Ella Fitzgerald
Honeysuckle Rose

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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Solo to Honeysuckle Rose


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Loop 1:25 Breakdown of Solo

Loop 9:00 Improvised Bridge Solo

Loop 9:40 Closing Thoughts





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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 10, 2016

Hey Duke! What a great tune this is to play. I feel a whole lot stronger after working on this one; much more in control of my neck vocabulary. I took your advice and listened to a bunch of versions and tried to learn some of the Django licks. Wow! That's insane stuff. But I learned a whole lot from exploring it in different ways. Anyway, there's a few klunkers; I tried to not say "oops!" and just play through them. :-) But I think there's actually some pretty moments too. Hope you like it! Thanks, Bruce

PS. PETER!! Well done, man, well done!!  

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jul 11, 2016

Thanks Bruce.  I really like your twangy slidey tune.  With a different feel, I bet one could do this as Rockabilly :-D

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 11, 2016

Thanks, Peter! Wouldn't it be great if Duke did a Rockabilly tune? :-) 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jul 11, 2016

Oh yes!

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jul 09, 2016

What a lovely tune.  Here's my take using many of your ideas... and a few flubbed notes ;-)

This would be another song where it would be interesting to do a series "how would Charlie Christian do it", "how would Django do it", etc... 

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