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Charlie commented on: Bobby Bland Artist Study Rhythm Jul 06, 2020

Awesome! Can't wait to dig in!

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Charlie commented on: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You Solo - Last A Section Jun 18, 2020

God I LOVE this tune and your take on it Duke! Here's what I've been working on this week (excuse the interuptions from the kids!)

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Charlie commented on: I'm Confessin' Performance Examples May 30, 2020

Been working on this one this week (and cursing myself for not working on it since I last worked on this back in 2014!!! Can it be that long ago???) Thanks Duke for an awesome lesson!

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Charlie commented on: Flying Home Solo Lesson 2 May 18, 2020

I aim to revisit a lesson series a week, starting with this gem of a song. Haven't finished series yet, but took a rough take at the halfway mark. I LOVE Charlie Christian - it's invaluable to me to have his work taught by a master. Thanks Duke!

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Charlie commented on: See See Rider Funky Soul Jazz May 17, 2020

Great stuff Duke. Sure you must Kenny Burrell's version on 'Blues - the common ground'. Looking forward to digging into this track, especially the slower/smokier approach, Tiny Grimes and Jimmy Smith's too

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Charlie commented on: See See Rider Acoustic Blues - Intro and Rhythm May 11, 2020

Nice. How you liking the Recording King? I picked one up a few weeks before lockdown and been messing around with some slide (got the time to now!)

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Charlie commented on: Rhythm Changes B Section Solo May 02, 2020

Thanks Duke. Beautiful guitar (and hat : ) Always get a lot from you talking about the pioneers of swing. Stay safe

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Charlie commented on: Mood Indigo Melody - 2nd Section Apr 29, 2020

Revisiting this in honor of the Duke's birthday (the other Duke, the guy who write this beauty : ) Lovely lesson and great playing - literally had a 'WOW' moment at one of the lines you played! Using lockdown to dig deeper into SJ, especially the heavyweight numbers like this one : )

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Charlie commented on: Rhythm Changes Rhythm and Practice Track Apr 19, 2020

Beautiful - sounds like you got Dr John in for the vocal : ) Very cool!

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Mark Apr 25, 2020

Thats Duke on the vocal !!! Not Dr.John

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Charlie commented on: Rhythm Changes Knock Me A Kiss Apr 11, 2020

Lovely Duke : ) Love Louis Jordan! The 6/9 chord reminded me of this 'Braggin', Dick Hymes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IarSdO49zsc 

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Charlie commented on: Rhythm Changes Chords Apr 05, 2020

Great start to a great series! Thanks Duke, this is exactly what I need right now (aside from the great learning I could sit and stare at that beautiful guitar all day!!! ; ) 

Like you say there are a ton of awesome numbers based on these changes - I totally trust your taste! I'd be fascinated to dig deeper into how Charlie Christian, Tiny Grimes and Oscar Moore approached them. Also, any chance you could speak to how you tackle these changes when the key would be better suited to chords rooted off the A rather than E string (e.g. when playing in Eb, or F)?

Stay safe everyone 

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Duke Robillard Apr 06, 2020

These are good questions and I'll try and address them soon Charlie. Duke

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 06, 2020

These are good questions and I'll try and address them soon Charlie. Duke

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Charlie commented on: Cookin' Intro Breakdown Mar 08, 2020

So hip! Love this one Duke : )

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Charlie commented on: B.B. King Style Shuffle Backing Track Feb 24, 2020

Here's my cut - as always it's an unpolished first cut just to get the flavor. Thanks Duke, as always, for all you share!

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Charlie commented on: B.B. King Style Shuffle Soloing, Lesson 1 Feb 08, 2020

Thanks Duke! Enjoy Europe : )

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Charlie commented on: B.B. King Style Shuffle Intro Breakdown Feb 01, 2020

Thanks Duke. Love that album as well! Can never get enough B.B. : )

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Charlie commented on: Walking By Myself Rhythm Dec 28, 2019

Thanks Duke! Funnily enough I've been trying to study another Jimmie classic 'Ludella', but this one is one of my all-time favorites! Looking forward to diving deeper. 

Wishing you a very happy new year - see you in the 20's : )

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Charlie commented on: Johnny's Blues Improvisation Dec 23, 2019

Thanks Duke. Great lesson! I'm on exactly the same page as you when it comes to taste - so always love hearing you share and learning from you.

I posted a video on the backing track, but may try another https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=cdUIzFH3kPQ

Merry Christmas to you sir! : )

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Charlie commented on: Johnny's Blues Backing Track Dec 08, 2019

PS I wanted to share this with you. Wrote and recorded a Christmas song. Sharing with you because I couldn't play a note of this if it wasn't for you! Hope you like it - very merry Christmas to you and yours : ) https://www.facebook.com/BigMamasDoor/videos/2555670014679152/ 

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Charlie commented on: Johnny's Blues Backing Track Dec 08, 2019

Hi Duke - thanks for this, love this tune (and really LOVE the duo version with you and Paul). As ever here's my first cut for any feedback : )

Slim
Slim Dec 09, 2019

Very nice playing, Charlie!

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Charlie commented on: Johnny's Blues Solo, Second Chorus Dec 01, 2019

Love it! Thanks Duke

 
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