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Hello Folk, This week we are learning the intro for Texas Flood and then we go over playing behind the voice and soloing. Next week we will work on some different aspects of soloing on this tune. Send some videos of your playing of this one.

Enjoy, Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
texas blues
roomful of blues
Duke Robillard
texas blues
Texas Flood
Larry Davis

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Texas Flood background listening: Larry Davis & Duke Robillard

loop @ 0:57 Intro Breakdown

loop @ 2:36 Run-Through of Intro

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loop @ 5:38 Chords and Fills Around Vocals

loop @ 10:27 Soloing Ideas

loop @ 14:53 Closing Thoughts


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Brian Jenkins
Brian Jenkins Feb 01, 2018

Hey Duke.  I’ve listened to you for a long while. Roomful, Thunderbirds, and Dylan.  I’ve just been on sonic junction a couple of months. I love your laid back teaching style and the materials you teach and insights you provide. You are a treasure. I’m a retired teacher who just started getting serious about guitar again. I love blues, period. Ive been playing since 16, but never really got it. I’ve looked around and decided I don’t want to be a pristine shredder, but wanted to play emotionally with a few notes. Jimmie Vaughan, Gatemouth Brown and the guitarists for Little Walter and Muddy always excited me. Raw, emotional and concise.  That is how you teach and play.  I’ll get along now. I hope there are no grammatical mistakes in here. My fellow teachers will light me up.

I love what you are doing. And have immersed myself into Jimmie Reed, Eddie Taylor and Fenton Robinson because of you. God bless you and play on! 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Feb 02, 2018

Hi Brian, Thank you! I am glad that my teaching style works for you. I have always preferred melody, emotion and taste over chops. Its not the norm but it makes me happy when people find these elements important. I guess I'm trying to change the world. One guitarist at a time! LOL! 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 10, 2014

Hi Mike D, I would ask around locally for a good teacher. It always helps when starting to have someone who can work directly with you. That's my best advice. Thanks, Duke

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 10, 2014

Yes Steve, That is the original version with Fenton Robinson on guitar. Duke

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 10, 2014

Hi Mike, Thank you! I am happy that it is helping you. Please help us spread the word! Thanks, Duke

Michael Hattem
Michael Hattem Jan 09, 2014

Mike, have you checked out Truefire? Just like here, a monthly fee gives you access to everything on the website and every course includes pdfs of tab and jam tracks. The combination of that website and this one has improved my playing immensely and they have lots of courses for beginners and intermediate players.

Steve H
Steve H Jan 06, 2014

Thanks Duke,


Here's one I found on YT.

Is this the Fenton Robinson version?

Mike Dergance
Mike Dergance Jan 04, 2014


You are way ahead of me. I'm 58 and just getting back into guitar. I had a year of lessons back in high school. What is the best method for me to learn the guitar again? Any online teachers or programs that you can recommend that will get me up to speed as fast as possible? I don't want to be a concert guitarist. I just want to play country and blues.




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