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2nd Chorus of Solo

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Romance in the Dark > 2nd Chorus of Solo

Hello folks, This week we are working on the second solo chorus of "Romance in the Dark". I start the 2nd A section with a two measure sequence of double stops starting on the 10th feet on the high E string with the third on top and the root below on the B string, then I play a syncopated riff twice, the second time making it more minor sounding but going up to the flat 5 instead of the 5 to accommodate the minor on the 4 chord then a series of single string riffs to finish the solo with a few double stops thrown in for good fun. Next riff leads to the bridge, and vocal.

Enjoy! Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
standards
Duke Robillard
Romance in the Dark
32 Bar Blues
Lil Green
Big Bill Broonzy
Sunny Crownover

Print Print Chords & Tab

Romance in the Dark background listening: Lil Green & Dinah Washington

loop @ 0:00 Duke with Sunny Crownover.  End of last A section and first chorus of the solo

loop @ 2:06 run-through of 2nd chorus of solo (tab below)

$1. $1. $2.10.$1.9 $2./10.$1./9 $2. /10.$1./9 $2./10.$1./9 $2. /10.$1./9 $2.12.$1.10 $2. 13.$1.11 | $2.14.$1.12 $2. 12.$1.10 $2.10.$1.9 $2.9.$1.8 $2.8.$1.7 $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. |
$1. $1. $1. $2.10 $1.8 $1.8 $1.10 $1.8 $1./12 $2.10 $1.8 | $2.10 $1.8 $1.8 $1.10 $1.8 $1.11\10p8 $1.10 $1.8 $1./12 $2.10 $1.8 |
$1. $1. $1.17\ $1. $1.8 $1.5 $2.8 $2.5 $3.8 $3.7 $3.5 $4.7 | $3.5 $3.6 $3.7 $3.8 $2.5 $3.8 $3.7.$2.7 $4.7 $3.5h6.$2.5 $4.7 $5.7 $5.5 |
$1. $1. $2.5 $1. 8^ $1.8^ $1.5 $2.8 $2.5 $4.7 $3.8.$2.8 $3.7.$2.7 | $3.5.$2.5 $3.7.$2.7 $3.5h6.$2.5 $4.7 $5.7 $5.5 $5. 7 $1. $1. $1. |

loop @ 2:46 breakdown double stops (1st two bars)

loop @ 4:22 breakdown IV chord (2nd two bars)

loop @ 5:49 from the high A

loop @ 7:44 final 2 bars

loop @ 9:43 review of whole solo

loop @ 10:34 closing thoughts

 

 

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stevieboy
stevieboy Apr 24, 2013

Stumbled onto this video on youtube, thought it might be of interest to this whole series of lessons, especially starting around 1:17.  While there's nothing exactly the same, a lot of similar moves to ones found in In the Dark, same basic 8 bar part of the progression of course, except with the diminished instead of the minor in the second measure of the IV chord.

 

Really cool!  This solo would make a great follow up lesson!  I'm not exactly requesting it, because Duke's getting a lot of requests and there's a lot of blues ground to cover, just saying.

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Sep 22, 2014

Beautiful solo Duke.  Just love it.  Thanks for posting Steve and for highlighting it again Charlie.  I agree with Steve --- would love to learn some more lines / ideas like this.

 
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