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Hi Folks,

This week we are finishing up Use What You Got by working up a second verse solo. Instead of learning a solo note for note, I demonstrate several of Freddie's important early licks that will help you build a solo in the style of Freddie. Keep in mind that true idea here is that you learn the riffs here but the solo trying to employ some of them without thinking too much. In a way, learn them solid then don't think about them and let your solo flow. If you really learn the the licks they should just happen at a time they fit. Send us some videos now.

Enjoy!

Duke

 

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Blues
Freddie King
Duke Robillard
Use What You Got

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Learning Approach

Loop 4:45 Example Solo with a Metronome

 

Download the Sheet Music PDF

 

Loop 5:45 Breakdown of Freddie King Style Solo Ideas 

Loop 15:41 2nd Example Solo with a Metronome

Loop 16:44 Closing Thoughts 

 

 

 

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Slim
Slim Mar 18, 2016

Thanks, Gentlemen.  It means alot.  Tried to get video going, but the audio would skip.  Hopefully next time....

 

Slim

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Mar 18, 2016

Whoa, great stuff, Slim! Very cool!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 17, 2016

Thank you Dave!

Guitar Dave
Guitar Dave Mar 17, 2016

Slim,  Fellow student here... You can be in my  garage band here in St.Louis!  Nice job and your singing is real,  you tell a story and I want keep listening.  Duke!  You are correct, these Freddie King licks are so useful and should be in everyones toolbox.  Great addition to jam with friends.

St.Louis Dave

Slim
Slim Mar 16, 2016

Okay, here's a very quick Garage Band version with me attempting to sing.  I've seen Duke play this many times, it's always been a favorite.

 

Thanks Duke!

Slim

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 17, 2016

Hey Slim, Great job! Good playing AND singing! and i heard many of the freddie licks in there. keep up the good work..... Duke

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Mar 18, 2016

That's Awesome :-D

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Mar 15, 2016

Here's my homework.  Following your advice, I practiced the licks, then didn't think and just used what I got :-)

Another terrific lesson.  Thanks again!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 15, 2016

Very good Peter, There was only one little spot that you went a little out of time so that's very good! This is a really strong track to play along to so I recommend you really work it. it will be a good exercise! Duke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Mar 15, 2016

Thanks Duke, the backing tracks are great :-D

I'm very interested in the "push and pull" you talked about.  I'd like to hear more about what it does, and how to practice it.

Looking forward to the next song!

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Mar 16, 2016

Hey Peter! Just wanted to tell you how much I was impressed by your progress. I can really hear what you are laying down!  Cool stuff! 

charlie
charlie Mar 12, 2016

 Ok - here's what I got. Tele thru a little Champion. I LOVE Freddie, and know I'm nowhere near doing him justice. Still try to shake the 'English' out of my playing (as in too many notes, not enough feel) but I am from London!

Thanks for yet another great lesson Duke, can't wait to see what comes next!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 15, 2016

Hi Charlie, Actually, you sound very good! No apoligies about the number of notes needed. You play very well and your solo built nicely. I enjoyed it a lot. keep up the good work! Duke 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Mar 11, 2016

Hey Duke! Just a quick note to say that this was a really great lesson. I found it very inspiring and will study it carefully, along with all the slow stuff from that great Freddie Federal set that I bought because you introduced us to this great song! Thanks! Best, Bruce

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 15, 2016

Thank You Bruce, Of course Freddie is an inspiration to nearly everyone who plays the blues. i guess now i will have to get the Federal singles CD and see what I'm missing. Seeing I only had two of the 45s I'm missing a lot for sure! Duke

 
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