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Stormy Monday Solo 1

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T Bone Walker > Stormy Monday Solo 1

Hi Folks, This weeks lesson is working on soloing on the T-Bone blues classic "Stormy Monday." We will be working on a solo chorus that employs most of T-Bones main signature ideas like bends, double time licks, two same note lines on different strings, and the use of 9th chords below and above the root chord. You should try using these basic ideas and make your own solo using the basic techniques taught here. Enjoy and see you next week! Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
texas blues
T-Bone Walker
Duke Robillard
Stormy Monday

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loop @ 3:10 I chord breakdown 

 

loop @ 7:30 IV chord breakdown 

 

loop @ 8:15 V chord breakdown

 

loop @ 11:01 Turnaround

 

loop @ 11:49 full chorus 

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loop @ 13:14 improvised T-Bone chorus

 

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Graham White
Graham White Jul 06, 2014

Hi Duke.

I am really enjoying exploring this series of lessons - you indicate a 'sharpened fourth' chord in this one and I have no idea what a 'fourth chord' or a 'sharpened fourth' is?  can you enlighten please - I've ransacked various chord libraries without success?

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 14, 2013

Hi Michael, Yea the T-Bone thing is deceiving. It's the swing in his phrasing that makes it so cool The way he assembles a line really makes you listen! Duke 

Michael Hattem
Michael Hattem Dec 13, 2013

Second that on the T-Bone lessons. It's really amazing how much he gets out of that single position and combining the blues scale and Mixolydian. He has obviously a repertoire of moves and those one can learn. But even though I've been listening to him for 20 years, his overall sense of phrasing is a nut I'm still trying to crack. Because if you just play in his position adding the 6th and the 9th to the blues box and can't do it with something resembling his phrasing, it comes off as sounding like beginner blues box noodling. I don't know if that makes sense, but I'm getting a better sense of it from this and the T-Bone Shuffle lesson. Thanks for that, Duke.

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Nov 23, 2012

Hi Kurt, Thanks, There will be more T-Bone in the future for sure! Duke

daddyray (robbie)
daddyray (robbie) May 31, 2012

more fancy guitars.

 

 
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