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If I Had You


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If I Had You > Soloing

Hello Friends, This weeks lesson is on soloing on "If I Had You" I talk about my ideas on improvising and demonstrate how I approach soloing. I show the basic ideas I work off of for my solos. I demonstrate single lines, double stops and all the nuances of my recording of it.

Enjoy, Duke

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Duke Robillard
Nat King Cole
If I Had You

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If I Had You background listening: Nat King ColeSarah Vaughan & Duke Robillard Jazz Trio

loop @ 0:42 conceptual approach to improvising

loop @ 4:52 playing around chords and melody

loop @ 12:32 mixing chords and melody

loop @ 13:12 2nd A section

loop @ 14:28 bridge (B section)

loop @ 16:54 simple solo (first A section only & tabbed below)

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loop @ 16:54 simple solo (whole solo)

 

 

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Marty Perry
Marty Perry Dec 26, 2017

Hi Duke,

 

Well I keep coming back to this tune. Here is a different take my previous audio track. I changed up the feel to make it jump a bit more. I recorded a backing track and then did the chord melody and solo over that. I'm working on getting my audio and video in sync... still more to learn but I'm gaining on it!

Marty

Marty Perry
Marty Perry Nov 20, 2016

Hi Duke,

Loved this lesson. Here's an audio track I put together that has me doing a backing track, chord melody section and solo section. As always, a work in progress but I'd love to get your feedback.

Thanks again,

Marty

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Nov 21, 2016

Beautiful Marty --- the bends sound so good ... and the ending was great.

Marty Perry
Marty Perry Nov 24, 2016

Thanks Mike!

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jun 14, 2013

A thousand apologies Duke.  Life happened, I was unable to practice, and I fell behind.

Here's where I got to on "If I had you".  I have the chords and the basic melody, but soloing with so many chords is too confusing for me.  I'll keep working on it.

Thanks for the great series.  Some hot day I'll be playing this one on the porch with a beer :-D

Steve Marinak
Steve Marinak Jun 09, 2013

Thank you Duke.  It's always nice to escape from life and enjoy one of your lesson's online.

Steve

 
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