Duke Robillard

Lesson >


Texas Flood


Soloing

Duke Robillard Lesson >

Texas Flood > Soloing

Hello Friends,

This week we are Working on soloing on Texas Flood. Instead of doing a set solo I have chosen to show you a number of riffs that fit in the style of the song. I use my fingers instead of a pick to reproduce a sound similar to Fenton Robinson on the original Larry Davis version. I demonstrate many licks in that style and how to play and use them along with a few Albert King licks a la Stevie Vaughn. I talk at length about soloing on this tune and my views on playing a raw slow blues. Please send us some videos of you playing Texas Flood. Let me see you go for it!

Enjoy, Duke

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

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Texas Flood background listening: Larry Davis & Duke Robillard

loop @ 4:47 Fenton Robinson Lick

$3.5^ $2.3 $1.3 | $3.5^ $1.3 $3.5^ $1.3 $3.5^ $1.3 $3.5^ $1.3 $3.5^ $3.5 $3.3 $4.5 $3.5 $4.5 $3.3^ $4.5 $4.3 $5.5 $5.3 |

loop @ 11:01 Stretching the 7th to the Root

$2.3 | $2.6^ $1.3 $2.6^ $1.3 $2.6^ $1.3 $2.6^ $1.3 $2.6^ $1.3 $2.6^ $1.3 $2.6^ $1.3 $2.6^ $1.3 |

loop @ 11:33 Johnny "Guitar" Watson Lick

$4.5 $3.3 $3.5 | $3.5/6\5p3 $1. $3.5/6\5p3 $1. $3.5/6\5p3 $1. $3.5/6\5p3 | $3.5/6\5p3 $3.5 $3.3^ $4.5p3 $5.5p3 $1. $1. |

loop @ 13:05 Slow Lick

$2.8 $1.6 $1.8 | $1.8^ $1. $1.8^ $1. $1.8^v $1.6 $2.8 $1.8 $1.6^ $2.8p6\3 $1. $1. |

loop @ 15:56 Albert King Bending

$2.8 $1.6 $1.8 | $1.8^ $1. $1.8^ $1.6 $1.8 $2.8 $1.6^ $2.8p6\3 $1. $3.5^ $1. $1.3 | $1.3 $2.6 $2.3 $1. $2.6 $1. $1. $1. $1. $2.8 $1.6 $1.8 |
$1.8^ $1. $1. $1.8v $1. $1. $1. $1. $1.8^ $1. $1. $1. | $1.6 $1.8 $1.6^ $1.6^ $1. $2.8 $2.8 $1. $1. $1.6^ $2.8p6\3 $1. $1. |

loop @ 19:23 Stevie Ray Vaughan Lick

$1. $3.5^ $2.3 $1.3 $2.6p $2.3 $1. $1. $2.6 $1. $1. $1. |

loop @ 20:20 Closing Thoughts

 

Backing Track

 

 

Comments

Log in to leave a comment



Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 21, 2014

Hey Peter, Sounds good. I dig the raw aspect of your playing also. keep it up! Duke

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jan 12, 2014

Here ya go Duke,

I made a point of eating BBQ and then not washing my fingers before I played.

But it probably sounds better if the listener drinks something strong first ;-)

 
Login-popup-sm Login-popup-banner

Member Log In

Forgot your password? Click here

New To Sonic Junction?

See Sign Up Info >

Popup-close
 
Login-popup-sm

New To Sonic Junction?

Try 2 Lessons Free

Popup-close