Duke Robillard

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I'm Confessin'


Soloing Lesson 1

Greetings folks,

This week we are working on soloing over the first two A sections of Confessin.' I take a different approach this week and show you some basic ideas for soloing with riffs and patterns to use to help you create your own solo. I demonstrate different lines that connect some of the changes plus demonstrate different ways to play whole tone passages that are fun and easy to play. I look forward to hearing what you come up with. Please send me videos now that we have a track to play along with. I am very much looking forward to hearing your playing on this tune!

Enjoy, Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Swing
charlie christian
Duke Robillard
Benny Goodman
Les Paul
I'm Confessin'
Herb Ellis
Joe Pass

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:42 Whole Tone Scale Ideas

Loop 6:10 Soloing Ideas for the A Section

Loop 13:16 Run-Through Example Demonstrating Ideas

Loop 15:45 Second Run-Through Example (First A Section Tabbed Below)

$1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. | $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $5.5 $5.6 $4.5 $3.4 $2.4 |

First A Section

$2./8 $1. $1. $2./8 $2.7 $2.6 $1. $2.5 $2.4 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. | $3.5 $3.6 $2.4 $1.3 $2.4 $1. $3.5 $3.6 $3.4 $3.6 $2.4 $2.6 $3.6 $3.8 $2.6 $2.8 $2./6 $2.4 |
$3.4 $1. $4./5 $1. $4./5 $1. $5.6 $1. $4.3 $1. $5.6 $4.3 $4.6 $3.3 $3./5 $2.3 | $3.5 $2.3 $1. $2.3 $2.6 $1.3 $1./5 $1./5 $1./5 $1. $2.6 $2.6\ $2.3 $2.1 $3.3 $3.2h3p2 $4.3 |
$6.6 $1. $3.6 $3.5 $1. $3.7 $2.6 $1.6 $1./8 $2.9 $2.6 $3.7 $1.6 $2.9 $2.6 $2.7 | $2.8 $1.6 $1. $2.7^ $1. $3.8 $1. $3.6 $1. $3.8 $1. $3.6 $3.8 $3./5 $1. $1. $1. $1. |
$5.5h6/7 $1. $2.4 $1. $2./8 $1. $2.6h8p6 $1. $1. $2.5 $2.6 $2.9 $1.6 $1.7 | $1.8 $2.9 $3.8 $3.7 $3.6 $1. $5.8 $1. $4.6h8p6 $1. $5.8 $4.5 $3.6.$2.6.$1.8 $1. $1. $1. |

Loop 17:04 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Nov 24, 2014

Hey Duke

Here is my attempt at the backing track. I haven't yet studied the lesson on solo over the B section, so here i'm basically noodling. The big thing here for me is hearing the changes. It's been a long time since i've tested myself in this way. Lots more work to do. 

I'm going to an F major (root on A string) at the 3/6 (Cm7/F7). It feels right and seems to work. I think i remember you mentioning this. correct me if i'm wrong.

Getting my audio interface to balance the playback and live was a challenge. The backing track is going though my stereo. I have a mic picking up both the backing track and my live sound. Hope its ok.    

Comments Welcome.

Steve

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Nov 24, 2014

Steve, How about when you play with the rhythm track? Does that work? 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Nov 24, 2014

Duke, Yes, the rhythm track is great. I'm just now worked a fix to my equipment (A/V) issues and will be working on your rhythm track.

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Nov 23, 2014

HI Duke

I tried playing the chords over your opening solo and it seems the solo has some extra measures in it. When you say "second A", i am already well into the 2nd A in the chords. I went back and checked the chords and i am playing them correct. Can you check for me.  

I tried recording this but i'm having issues with my equipment which is frustrating my progression.

Steve

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Nov 16, 2014

Yes Steve, It's an Epi pro model. Cool guitar at a reasonable price. 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Nov 25, 2014

Duke

Did your Epi LP Pro need any work or was it basically good to go right out of the box so to speak?

Steve

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Nov 16, 2014

Duke

This will be a great challenge for me. Looking forward to it.

Nice LP, is that a Pro model? I had one many years ago and I miss it.

Steve

 
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