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Why Don't You Do Right > Solo

Hi Folks,

This week we are working the solo for "Why Don't You Do Right." I came up with a solo based on Dave Barbour and Charlie Christian. Both players though different, share a great blues base to their playing and also have a harmonic concept that is on the verge of the early Bop sound harmonically. I use some minor 6 and 9s. In the solo especially in the front of the solo. Charlie Christian used this idea often in minor tunes. I improvised this solo and admittedly fixed a few things to make it a cohesive solo that works for the tune.

Track coming soon!

Enjoy,

Duke

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
standards
Duke Robillard
Lil Green
Why Don't You Do Right
Peggy Lee
Swing Guitar

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Note: The Peggy Lee version that Duke mentions is in the Background Listening

Loop 0:00 Solo to Why Don't You Do Right w/ Click Track

Loop 0:32 Breakdown of Solo

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Loop 12:08 Slow Run-Through of Solo 

Loop 12:42 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 27, 2015

Thank YOU Tom!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 27, 2015

Sounds good Steve, gettin' close! Duke

Tom K.
Tom K. Oct 27, 2015

Thanks Duke . Nice .

 

 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Oct 25, 2015

Here i am attempting to emulate your solo. looking forward to the backing track.  

Cheers

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 24, 2015

Wow Bruce, that was fast! You nailed it buddy........

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Oct 24, 2015

Thanks, Duke!!! 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Oct 24, 2015

Hi Duke! I decided to learn your solo first, then start working on improvisation because I really love what you are doing with the time. Especially that first phrase where you start in double time feel and end up in regular time. You lay down that groove so solid that you could drive it. And again later where it jumps into the double time phrasing and then back, all while playing mostly the one repeated note. That is just so cool, and you make it sound so good, Duke. So I wanted to see if I could get the feel of doing that kind of groove on guitar, changing between the double time feel and regular feel. It almost reminds me of a Leslie speaker going from fast spin speed to slow spin. 

I do hope that you do a backing track with the vocalist and no lead guitar! That would be fantastic!

Thanks for the great lesson!

Bruce

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 24, 2015

Hi Steve, We'll have the track for you to play to soon. Yes it's a great song! That is a new Casino. It's fabulous, I had to intonate it but it came set up great right out of the box! I think It's about the best new Epiphone I've ever bought. Duke

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Oct 23, 2015

Great song Duke. I did the chords lesson and played along with lesson two. I listened to Peggy's verison and played over it from youtube. Looking forward to getting to this lesson and the backing track when it come up. by the way Is that a new casino? 

Cheers

Steve

 

 

 
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