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West Side Shuffle > Solo Lesson 1

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, Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues
Duke Robillard
Ronnie Earl
West Side Shuffle
Magic Sam

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Print Print Chords & Tab

Background listening: West Side Shuffle

loop @ 1:40 intro riff

$4.8 $3.6 h7 8 8^ $1.6 $3./9 8 6 $4.6 | $3.6^ $4.8 6 $5.8

loop @ 4:33 second riff

$3.8^ 6 8 6 $4.8 | $3.6 $4.8p6 $5.8

loop @ 5:00 IV chord (note: Duke's first version is tabbed below)

$4.8 $3.6 8 8^ 8^ 8^ | h8 | $3.8^ $2.6 $1.6 $2.9 6 $3.8 $2.6 $3.6^ $4.8

loop @ 8:00 full chorus first position

loop @ 9:17 2nd chorus / Magic Sam style riff ideas

loop @ 14:50 sharp 9 chord on the V

%X/X.8/2.7/1.8/3.9/4.X/X[F#9] %X/X.8/3.X/X.X/X.6/1.X/X[F]

loop @ 16:15 1 chorus in the style of Magic Sam

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Vince White
Vince White Sep 17, 2012

future song requests:  "gee i wish" (amazing swing licks), "too hot to handle" (great rockabilly licks), and maybe one of those songs you played on the bob dylan record "time out of mind," like "love sick"?  oh and a weird request from a dream i had, you were playing an instrumental version of the great jerry garcia/robert hunter song "stella blue," love that song

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Sep 17, 2012

Hi Ronnie, Yes those are TV Jones classic filtertrons. Duke

Ronnie Weiner
Ronnie Weiner Sep 17, 2012

Are those TV Jones Filtertron Pickups?

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Sep 16, 2012

Thanks Mike, Anne and DaddyRay! Glad you approve! 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Sep 15, 2012

Hi Duke .. love that F#9 with the octaves.  Also dig the Magic Sam riffs .. I always liked his West Side Soul album.  First heard it in college and it blew me away.  I agree with DaddyRay ... dig that new guitar ... great tone!

Anne Diamond
Anne Diamond Sep 15, 2012

love it, Duke


daddyray (robbie)
daddyray (robbie) Sep 14, 2012

around here we call the major minor chord: the Hendrix chord 

some nice ideas thanks.....cool to see the new guitar BTW

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