We're re-issuing one of Duke's most popular lessons with new sheet music, re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Duke:
This week we are finishing up "Romance in the Dark" with the bridge and last verse. We start the last bridge with a bit more motion with double stops on the 4 that are reminiscent of a horn line. First the 5th and the third then flatting the third for the 4 minor then I harmonize a blues line with more double stops on the one and 4 again then resolve the bridge with Db minor to F# 7 and B7 to E7. I start the last verse with an octave on the D and high E string with 4 beats per measure as to not get in the way of the vocal. Then it flows into a double stop line for the rest of the verse up to the 1-6-2-5 final turn around leading to the single note to double stop final blues riff to end the song. Mixing up the single note lines, double stops and chords can make a song like this be more musically interesting and by playing all these types of parts you create a nice rich musical palette for the vocal to sit on. Try this concept on another tune and see if you can make your own arrangement building it up with a little more movement as it goes along.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 3:15 Duke Album Last Verse and Ending
Loop 3:51 Breakdown of Bridge and Last Verse
Loop 11:22 Practice Loop of Last Verse and Ending
Loop 12:28 Closing Thoughts