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West Side Shuffle

Solo, First Chorus

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West Side Shuffle > Solo, First Chorus

We're re-issuing one of Duke's most popular lessons with new sheet music, re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Duke: 

Hi Folks, this week's lesson is on soloing on West Side Shuffle. I start off with my few opening licks then I teach many different possibilities for single string lines in the first chorus employing hammer-ons, pull offs and many other lines using standard blues techniques. I then move on to playing a second chorus, building up momentum with double stops and 3 note chord fragment riffs interspersed with single note lines. I end with an opening riff to a third chorus which we will take off from on our next lesson.

Enjoy and please keep the videos and questions coming!

See you next week,




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Breakdown of Solo

Loop 20:18 Practice Loop of Solo


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 21:41 Closing Thoughts





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Michael McKenna
Michael McKenna Feb 19, 2021


Definitely like your brother's art work on the body.  Great stuff, thanks so much.

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