Duke Robillard

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Trouble In Mind


Chicago Blues Style Rhythm

Hello Folks,

This week we are working on Trouble in Mind in a Chicago blues style. I demonstrate a new intro then the Chicago style bass line and a few different ways of playing the bass line rhythm. Then I demonstrate leadlines that work with the rhythm and several lines that will work with the vocal as lead lines and some ideas on soloing on this classic blues.

I am looking forward to hearing your version of this tune.

Enjoy!

Duke

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues
Duke Robillard
Chicago Blues
Chuck Berry
Trouble in Mind

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:50 Chicago Blues Style Intros

 

Download the Sheet Music PDF

 

Loop 5:16 Chicago Blues Style Bass Line and Rhythm

Loop 6:14 Jimmy Reed Style Bass Line and Other Ideas

Loop 7:22 Double Stop Lines

Loop 9:00 Backing a Vocalist

Loop 11:06 Playing Higher Up Behind a Vocalist

Loop 12:18 Soloing Concepts

Loop 14:10 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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alanj
alanj Jan 05, 2016

Duke R. Guitarworks is still in business? Or has that Tele been in the closet for a while? Nice ax!

Steve H
Steve H Jan 02, 2016

Happy New Year Duke. Great stuff.

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jan 02, 2016

Happy New Year Duke,

I just wanted to give a big thumbs up to doing the same song in several different styles.  It is really interesting to see the differences and commonalitites between Country and Chicago style.  They are now obviously different points of the same history.  Looking forward to Jazzy next week.

Also, the grab bag of "things you can do" for each style is invaluable, and will be used at the next jam.  It is just what I need.

Thanks

P

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 02, 2016

Thanks Peter, it's good to hear points that you all feel are helpful. I appreciate your comments! Duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jan 01, 2016

Hi Duke -

Here's my version of this one. Just an audio file this time, because I was multi-tracking on my laptop to play the bottom part, top part and sing. I'd love to hear what you think of this one! I feel it shows some real improvement in my technique. 

Thanks,

Bruce

Duke - I'm having trouble with the audio upload, so here's a youtube version. (actually, now it appears to be working...)

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 02, 2016

Hi Bruce, Very good! you have a nice groove on the rhythm. I like your approach on the solo also. A little Chicago and a lot of BB style. Nice, keep it up.Duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jan 02, 2016

Thanks, Duke! Means a whole lot to me! I'm working on an original blues number for the Sonic Junction open mic at the moment. The lyrics are *very* tounge-in-cheek because I'm just too happy to write a really good blues number! ;-) Thanks again! Bruce

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jan 01, 2016

Hi Duke --- beautiful --- love the tone and touch you have on this.  

 

 
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