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Charlie commented on: I Never Knew Soloing, B Section Apr 10, 2019

Thanks Bruce, lovely stuff yourself, really dig those chord things you’re doing.

The Falcon is a beautiful guitar. Haven’t bonded with her yet (almost feels too nice to play, which is my dumb excuse : )

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Charlie commented on: I Never Knew Soloing, B Section Apr 06, 2019

Hey Duke - thanks (as always) for yet another awesome series of lessons! You're an awesome teacher and I can't thank you enough for the musical doors you continue to open for me! 

Here's my take (complete with family audience in background, hence my sending first rough cut - believe me I was playing like Django while this was uploading ; )

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 17, 2019

Good Job Charlie, Enjoyed it and good to see you going for it on all 3 choruses! Duke 

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Charlie commented on: I Never Knew Jam Track Mar 30, 2019

Thanks Duke and Brad - privilege to jam with you guys! Will work on a video : )

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Charlie commented on: I Never Knew Chords and Rhythm Mar 10, 2019

Thanks Duke! Love this tune, and know most the versions you mentioned (plus of course Charlie Christian). Don't think I've heard a vocal version, so going to have fun checking those out : )

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Charlie commented on: Floyd's Guitar Blues Backing Track Mar 05, 2019

: ) thanks for the Houston Person album tip, just arrived today. How about a lesson on Billy Butler's take of 'Hard Times'?

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Charlie commented on: Floyd's Guitar Blues Backing Track Mar 02, 2019

Thanks for another wonderful series of lessons! Here's my cut. Comes with some tiny embelishments and a few mistakes (but I know what they are and am working on them - if I waited for perfection before I posted then I'd never post! ; )

 

PS forgive the distorted tone - just my 175 thru a little Fender Champion 600, but right next to the mic when I cut this

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Charlie commented on: Floyd's Guitar Blues 2nd Chorus Breakdown Mar 01, 2019

Thanks for the tip, I'm getting that album right now! The Dinah album is 'Back to the Blues' (I bet you have it somehwere - if not you're gonna love it : ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Blues_(Dinah_Washington_album)

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Charlie commented on: Floyd's Guitar Blues 4th Verse and Ending Feb 23, 2019

Thanks Duke! I'm going to try and get this into the band's set. If we do i'll send a video for some feedback : )

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Charlie commented on: Floyd's Guitar Blues 2nd Chorus Breakdown Feb 18, 2019

I totally trust your taste Duke (you haven't let us down so far!) But, as you're asking, I'm especially in love with the Billy Butler, Bill Jennings school. And, similar but a little earlier, anything from Johnny Moore.

I'd also love to get deeper into Les Paul's style - anything from your 'Tales from the Tikki Lounge' would be awesome. And I'd love to explore the way Robert Lockwood played on those Little Walter records.

Also, some of the great jazz blues players, especially Kenny Burrell and Grant Green would be cool. And, if you want to go right back, then anything on Eddie Lang would be great.

But, again, totally trust your taste. You're a great teacher and I'm getting loads from you and SJ. Yesterday I got together with a Hammond player and drummer - we worked on 'Glide On' and the drummer played your version as reference. I was SO proud to say you were my teacher : )

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Charlie commented on: Floyd's Guitar Blues 2nd Chorus Breakdown Feb 10, 2019

Thanks Duke. Great lesson! Love that Strat, great tone! Do you know what guitar Billy Butler was playing in the days he made this recording?

PS can you turn me on to some other albums with Billy Butler. I have a lot of his work with Bill Doggett and the great album he made with Dinah Washington. Anything else you could recommend?

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 01, 2019

Charlie, I'm not aware of that album Billy Butler did with Dinah. What is it called? Billy has a few solo albums on Prestige also. Some of my favorite Billy Butler is on an album called Goodness by Houston Person. It's some of his best playing! Duke

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charlie Mar 01, 2019

Thanks for the tip, I'm getting that album right now! The Dinah album is 'Back to the Blues' (I bet you have it somehwere - if not you're gonna love it : ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Blues_(Dinah_Washington_album)

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Charlie commented on: Floyd's Guitar Blues Intro Breakdown Feb 02, 2019

Oh my God! THANK YOU!  One of my absolute favourites. This is what makes something junction so great. Thanks again Duke!

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Charlie commented on: Careless Love Chords and Rhythm Dec 29, 2018

Happy new year Duke! Looking forward to this one - and thanks for the nudge to dust off my Duanne Eddy records! Really good to be looking into that style, thanks : )

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Charlie commented on: T-Bone Latin Style Blues Soloing, Lesson 2 Dec 15, 2018

Thanks Duke - T-Bone's my man too! Looking forward to the track

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Charlie commented on: T-Bone Latin Style Blues Introduction Breakdown Dec 01, 2018

Always loved this one, thanks Duke! PS nice guitar!

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Charlie commented on: Romance in the Dark Ending Nov 21, 2018

Here's a quick cut. Really I should eave it a week to get good then post (but if I left it a week I'd never get round to posting!)

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Charlie commented on: Romance in the Dark Ending Nov 21, 2018

What a great series of lessons! Did this when it first came out on SJ, now I'm doing my homework and picking up loads that I missed!

PS absolutley lobve the 'Tikki Lounge' album - anytime you feel like teaching more from it i'm up for it! Bye Bye Blues? : )

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Charlie commented on: Blues After Hours Lesson 5 Oct 22, 2018

Thanks Duke! I'm going over some past lessons that I missed first time round. If I haven't already said it i really hope you know what a great thing you're doing here! Can't tell you what SJ, and your teaching, means to me. You're helping me to be the player i want to be : )

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Charlie commented on: Robbins Nest Backing Track and Melody Practice Loop Oct 20, 2018

: ) Thanks Duke

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Charlie commented on: Robbins Nest Backing Track and Melody Practice Loop Oct 13, 2018

Thanks Midnite Mike : )

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Charlie commented on: Robbins Nest Backing Track and Melody Practice Loop Oct 07, 2018

Thanks so much Duke! Here's my attempt - forgive the obvious mistakes, I gave you the first cut as otherwise I'd spend all day trying to get perfect (and never get there : )

Thanks for challenging and enabling me to step outside my comfort zone (aka the petatonic scale ; )

Midnite Mike
Midnite Mike Oct 12, 2018

Thanks Charlie for holding you guitar so I could better see what you were doing, I like your approach. Thanks Duke for this lesson and your Bass player too. 

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charlie Oct 13, 2018

Thanks Midnite Mike : )

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 17, 2018

Really nice Charlie! I didn't hear one mistake! And really good improvising. Loved some of those double stops. In impressed! Duke 

charlie
charlie Oct 20, 2018

: ) Thanks Duke

 
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