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Hi Friends, This weeks lesson covers the solo section of "Take a Little Walk with Me" which is actually a very cool background part that accompanies Otis Spann's solo on the original recording. It's so cool in fact I've used it in a trio setting as an intro to a solo. It's just a very cool harmonized rhythm part. I show how Robert JR does it then I show you things I have added to it to make it even more harmonically interesting. It's a very fun and cool sounding two note riff that is sort of a harmonized basic blues rhythm. I think you'll have fun with this one.

Enjoy! Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues
Duke Robillard
Take a Little Walk with Me
Robert Lockwood Jr.

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:48 Breakdown of Solo Section

Loop 5:15 Run-Through of Solo Section

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Loop 6:32 Harmonic Extensions and Other Ideas / Concepts

Loop 14:29 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Apr 16, 2014

Happy Spring Duke, here's my video

I really liked the intro to this one.  I plan to use it in other songs :-D

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 28, 2014

Hi Peter, The idea to use the intro for other songs is good. That's the type of thing you can add to any blues it's appropriate for. You should try playing with a metronome for timing. It's important that you play the intro at the same speed as the rest of the song and work on being consistant with time. I also noticed you played the second half of the intro only half the lenght it should be. try working on that and playing it along with me. good work! Duke  

 
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