This week we are learning the introduction and first verse to Freddy King's little known classic "Use what You Got". It's one of my favorite slow blues of all time and has been a staple of my career since I was a teenager! It starts on the five with a great single note blues line and continues until the the vocal entrance after the turn around. During the vocal there are just a few brief answers to the vocal and the best thing is to learn to play the rhythm the same time as singing it and throw in the little riff accents as you go.
Sing and playing rhythm and throwing fills is a good thing to work on. It is a necessary part of learning to be a performer. Especially if you want to play in a trio!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Use What You Got
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Intro With Click Track
Loop 0:24 Breakdown of Intro
Loop 7:03 Vocal Fill Ideas
Loop 10:52 Closing Thoughts