Duke Robillard

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I'm Confessin'


A Section Chord Melody

Hi Folks! This week we’re learning the melody to “I’m Confessin’”. I’m going to show you my arrangement that I derived from listening to Les Paul’s version. I include his typical use of the whole tone scale and chromatic riffs along with chords to accentuate the melody of the first A section. We’re gonna have a lot of fun with this one!

Enjoy, Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Swing
Duke Robillard
Les Paul
I'm Confessin'
Louis Armstrong
Herb Ellis
Joe Pass

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:40 Breakdown of I'm Confessin' A Section Melody

Loop 19:50 Run-Through of A Section Melody

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magnus thomson
magnus thomson May 19, 2017

i love your playing duke magnus

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 30, 2017

Thank you very much Magnus! Duke

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Nov 02, 2014

Very good Steve, I wish I had your vibrato! Duke 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Nov 04, 2014

Thanks Duke. It may come from living in a cold climate.

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Oct 25, 2014

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 19, 2014

Very good job Bruce! As far as inexpensive archtops the Gretsch are very nice. Epiphone make a very on with a floating pickup that is a good sounding acoustic archtop. Ibenez makes,some,nice ones also. Duke 

charlie
charlie Oct 19, 2014

Love it Duke - thanks so much for opening this tyle up to be. I love Les Paul (saw him once at the Iridium) but was always too reverent to even think of going near his style!

 

ps Bruce re inexpensive archtops - Gretsch have one out called the New Yorker for about £300. Seriously thinking of investing - got a lot of nice guitars, but no pure acoustic archtop (am playing this tune on my Gibson ES175 and Les Paul, but would love to take it back to Eddie Lang style/sound)

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Oct 18, 2014

Here's my attempt at this, recycling last week's homework for a backing track. ;-) Do you have any recommendations for not too expensive archtops? Have you tried the Loar guitars? They look beautiful and are pretty affordable, but I haven't had a chance to try one. Would you opt for one with pickup or without for just playing at home? Thanks, Duke!  Great lesson!

 

 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Oct 29, 2014

Awesome Bruce!  Nice duet too.

Steve Roesler
Steve Roesler Oct 18, 2014

One of my all-time favorites, Duke. Looking forward to the series; take as long as you want!

Tom K.
Tom K. Oct 17, 2014

Beautiful !!!  Thank you Duke .

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Oct 17, 2014

Absolutely beautiful Duke!!  I just love how you mix the chords and melody together --- with a chord fragment or two for good measure.  Great stuff!

 
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