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Too Hot to Handle


Chords and Bassline

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Hi Folks, This week we start on a tune of mine called "Too Hot to Handle" it's a shuffle in the key of G and li demonstrate the rhythm guitar part for it in this lesson. I also demonstrate the intro single line riff and the chord answer to the vocal choruses.

Enjoy, Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Blues
Duke Robillard
Too Hot to Handle

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

loop 0:00 Duke and the Pleasure Kings - Get it at Amazon

loop 0:52 Breakdown of Chords

loop 4:43 Run-Through of Chords

%3/2.X/X.2/1.4/4.3/3.X/X[G6] / / / | / / / / |
%3/2.X/X.2/1.4/4.3/3.X/X[G6] / / / | %3/1.X/X.3/2.4/4.3/3.X/X[G7] / / / |
%3/2.X/X.2/1.3/3.X/X.X/X[C7] / / / | / / / / |
%3/2.X/X.2/1.4/4.3/3.X/X[G6] / / / | / / / / |
%5/2.X/X.4/1.5/3.X/X.X/X[D7] / / / | / / / / |
%3/2.X/X.2/1.4/4.3/3.X/X[G6] / / / | / / / / |

loop 5:57 Breakdown of Bassline

loop 8:14 Run-Through of Bassline

$6.3 $1. $6.3 $5.2 $1. $5.2 $5.5 $1. $5.5 $4.2 $1. $4.2 | $1. $1. $4.5 $4.5 $1. $4.2 $5.5 $1. $5.5 $5./2 $1. $5.5 |
$6.3 $1. $6.3 $5.2 $1. $5.2 $5.5 $1. $5.5 $4.2 $1. $4.2 | $1. $1. $4.5 $4.5 $1. $4.2 $5.5 $1. $5.5 $5.2 $1. $5.5 |
$5.3 $1. $4.3 $4.2 $1. $4.2 $4.5 $1. $4.5 $3.2 $1. $3.2 | $1. $1. $1. $3.3 $3.3 $1. $3.2 $4.5 $1. $4.5 $4./2 $1. $4.5 |
$6.3 $1. $6.3 $5.2 $1. $5.2 $5.5 $1. $5.5 $4.2 $1. $4.2 | $1. $1. $4.5 $4.5 $1. $4.2 $5.5 $1. $5.5 $5./2 $1. $5.5 |
$6.5 $1. $1. $5.2 $1. $1. $5.3 $1. $1. $5.4 $1. $1. | $6./5 $1. $1. $5.3 $1. $1. $5.2 $6.5/17\5 $1. $1. |
$6.3 $1. $6.3 $5.2 $1. $5.2 $5.5 $1. $5.5 $4.2 $1. $4.2 | $1. $1. $4.5 $4.5 $1. $4.2 $5.5 $1. $5.5 $5.2 $1. $5.5 |

loop 8:58 Vocal Fills Breakdown

IV Chord Fill

$1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $3.3.$2.3.$1.3 | $1. $1. $3.3.$2.3.$1.3 $2.5 $1. $2.3 $3.3.$2.3.$1.3 $1. $3.3.$2.3.$1.3 $2.5 $1. $1. |

I Chord Fill

$1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $1. $3.4.$2.3.$1.3 | $1. $1. $3.4.$2.3.$1.3 $2.5 $1. $2.3 $3.4.$2.3.$1.3 $1. $3.4.$2.3.$1.3 $2.5 $1. $1. |

loop 12:30 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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lizaconstable@gmail.com

Hey thanks Duke, this is good fun....still love the way you teach and the tune selection.... got the chords, finding the words, singing over the bass line... working on the leads but that's coming slow. need the slick unwound G string to make that bend all the way without busting my finger. 

Heal up that hand!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 26, 2014

Hi Perry, I will ask Mike about doing that. Thanks, Duke

Perry Gray
Perry Gray Jan 27, 2014

Thank you Duke.

pG

Perry Gray
Perry Gray Jan 26, 2014

Hi Duke,

Thank you for putting together this exciting lesson for us — love the song!

Would it be possible to have the guitar response line of the chorus posted as tab in addition to the chords and boogie line already posted? That would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Perry

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Aug 19, 2014

Hi Perry --- sorry for the delay.  We've updated the tab to show the vocal fills.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Steve H
Steve H Jan 25, 2014

Hey Duke,

  Is the "Omm Ba Omm Ba Omm Ba" piano shuffle similiar to the "flat tire" shuffle groove? That's what they call it in the blues circles down here in Texas. The sound of a tire that's gone flat and all the rubber is on one side. Boom flap boom flap boom flap etc...

Thanks,

Steve

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 26, 2014

Hi Steve, Yes I guess you call that the guitar equivelent to the flat tire groove. Duke

Steve H
Steve H Jan 30, 2014

Thanks Duke. I'm just double checking since sometimes its a struggle getting on the same page as the drummer. Bass players are easier... :)

Roger
Roger Jan 25, 2014

Duke,

 

Thanks for a great lesson. Yet another great tune that I've been playing ever so slightly wrong for the last 20 years! I can't even begin to tell you how much a weekly leeson from the great Duke Robillard means to me.

Thank you !

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 25, 2014

Roger, Thank you very much, I really appreciate that! Duke 

 
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