Mark

Mark
Mark commented on: Romance in the Dark Last Verse and Ending Nov 15, 2020

Bruce, 

i really liked your playing on this one. Everything sounds spot on to me. 

Coulf you reply with a link to the backing track or tell us where to find it ? Thanks !

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Nov 15, 2020

Hi Mark. Wow, thanks so much! That's really nice of you to say, and it means a lot. The backing track is on the Lesson 1 Intro and Fills page. Thanks again! 

Mark
Mark commented on: Romance in the Dark Solo, First Chorus Nov 03, 2020

Thx Duke ! Coming from you that means a lot to me !

Looking forward to hearing your next album Blues Bash !

Mark
Mark commented on: Romance in the Dark Solo, First Chorus Nov 01, 2020

Mark
Mark commented on: Romance in the Dark Solo, First Chorus Nov 01, 2020

Duke,

I made my own rhythm track and put a solo to it. I hope you like it !   Looking forward to the rest of this lesson.

Thanks

Mark
Mark commented on: Rhythm Changes Rhythm and Practice Track Apr 25, 2020

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

Mark
Mark commented on: Rhythm Changes Chords Apr 07, 2020

Here's an example of Tiny Grimes playing rhythm changes https://youtu.be/u7HX6bFQCvo

 

Mark
Mark commented on: B.B. King Style Shuffle Backing Track Feb 23, 2020

I had some technical difficulty but the solo is now posted 

Mark
Mark commented on: B.B. King Style Shuffle Backing Track Feb 23, 2020

Mark
Mark commented on: B.B. King Style Shuffle Backing Track Feb 22, 2020

Here is my attempt at a cohesive solo. Thanks for any feedback !

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Feb 23, 2020

where is your solo ??

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 ?

 
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