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Intro Breakdown

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Hello Folks,

This week we have a great new swing blues by Johnny Hodges called Johnny's Blues. I've adapted the horn harmony to guitar chords and it sounds cool this way. Check it out on Johnny Hodges album The Blues. This is going to be fun and it's my favorite type of groovin blues I love the best is Bb. Good luck with the head.

Enjoy,

Duke

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Swing

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Loop 0:00 Johnny's Blues Intro

 

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Loop 1:03 Breakdown of Johnny's Blues Intro

Loop 6:18 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Nov 20, 2019

Just a thought -- if you teach us both parts, on the jam track maybe do one part then the other, so we could try playing both parts with you? It would also be an interesting experiment in tone to see how the two guitars sound together when the registers they are playing in exchanges. 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 09, 2019

Maybe I'll have to call Paul in to show is his part!

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Nov 20, 2019

Wow, what a great challenge. I'm going to have fun with this! Thanks Duke! 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 09, 2019

Cool!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 09, 2019

Cool!

Slim
Slim Nov 17, 2019

Related question, Duke:  

     In trying to find Johnny's Blues on line to listen to, I stumbled on Jonny Hodges-the Complete Verve Small Sessions.  Now, one of my all time favorite records is Big Joe Turner's "Boss of the Blues".  It has such a great late night, after hours feel.  I can imagine them turning up at Atlantic studios, moving the furniture around and getting down to the blues.

     Are there any records you can recommend that have a similar sound and feel?

Thanks,

Slim

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 09, 2019

As far as the Joe Turner record, there's nothing quite like it that I'm aware of. As for the Johnny Hodges small band sessions, that is some of my favorite music ever. Tunes like Wham, a Pound of Blues and more are incredible. 

charlie
charlie Nov 17, 2019

Beautiful!!!  I’ve been waiting for this lesson ever since I saw you do a duo version with Paul  : ) Thanks Duke!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 09, 2019

You are very welcome! 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 09, 2019

You are very welcome! 

 
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