Mark

Mark
Mark commented on: Route 66 Chord Comping Jul 30, 2019

Duke,

When I practice rhythm by myself I tend to play a chord and then strum the muted strings to keep time. Is this a really bad habit ? So for example if there are four beats to the bar and I am hitting the chord on two and four but hitting the muted strings in between.  I suppose when I play with a band I don't do this. Should I practice with a metronome instead ?  I do want to go into the recording studio soon and I want to get rid of any bad habits . Thx for your reply

Mark
Mark commented on: Shuffling and Soloing In G Jam Track Jun 01, 2018

Mark
Mark commented on: Shuffling and Soloing In G Jam Track Jun 01, 2018

Here is my video - there’s a few things I would have done differently but let me know what you think !

Thanks Duke !

Mark
Mark commented on: Fishnet Chords & Rhythm Jan 11, 2018

Duke,

I would like to cover your song Fishnet at my local blues jam. I believe I have most of the lyrics just from listening to it. Would it be possible to view the lyrics somehow ? I searched the net but couldn’t find them. 

Thanks !

Mark
Mark commented on: Easy Baby Soloing Aug 06, 2016

Duke,

i love the lessons. Can you tell me something about the Strat you are using in this lesson? What make or year ? Any special pickups ? Thx 

I also would love to see a lesson for a jump blues such as T Bone Boogie ! Great tune. Thx 

Mark
Mark commented on: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You Solo - Last A Section Dec 22, 2013

Great tune ! Just curious why you changed the key to G. The Kenny Burrell, T Bone Walker and Nat King Cole version are in the key of Eb.

 

Mark
Mark commented on: Backstroke Solo Lesson 1 Feb 06, 2013

Duke,

Are you using just the flesh of your fingers or any fingernails when you play Albert Collins style ?

Mark
Mark commented on: Backstroke Solo Lesson 1 Feb 02, 2013

Duke,

Great video of you with Albert Collins. Is that Debbie Davies playing as well ? How did you get the Strat to sound like Albert's Tele ?

Mark
Mark commented on: High Heel Sneakers Double Stops & Outro Jan 23, 2013

Duke,

I love your CD Wobble Walkin ---Any plans to release a book with transcriptions of those songs ? I would love to keep learning the chords and lines that you use on that CD. If not, then please continue to highlight those concepts on sonic junction !

All the best,

Mark Margolies

Mark
Mark commented on: High Heel Sneakers Double Stops & Outro Jan 21, 2013

Duke,

Exactly !  Wes Montgomery style octaves ---can be useful as you know in the blues for variation

Mark

Mark
Mark commented on: High Heel Sneakers Double Stops & Outro Jan 20, 2013

Thanks Duke for the feedback !  I love these lesssons ! Any chance you could demonstrate some octave work on a future tune ?

Mark
Mark commented on: High Heel Sneakers Double Stops & Outro Jan 19, 2013

Here is my video of High Heeled Sneakers

Mark MargoliesThe octaves part needs work

Mark
Mark commented on: Route 66 Solo Dec 21, 2012

Duke,

There is another version of Nat King Cole's Route 66 with a different guitar solo. Here is the link

http://youtu.be/2FOuv_7DeL0

Can you shed any light as to why it was redone and who is playing the solo ? In general the sound is a bit cleaner and the solo starts off "prettier" without as much bop influence.

Thanks---I loved this lesson !!!

Mark Margolies

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jul 03, 2016

That is most likely a later version with Irving Ashby playing guitar. In those days it was common for an artist to re-record tunes to update them several years later if they were hits. duke

Mark
Mark commented on: Lester Leaps In Lead Jul 14, 2012

Duke,

 

I really love these lessons. One thing I would like to work on is incorporating the one six two five turnaround in a jazz/blues song such as Route 66. I know the chords that would go with that but would like to work on how to solo over the one six two five parts.

 

Thanks

Mark Margolies

 
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