Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Robbins Nest Backing Track and Melody Practice Loop Oct 12, 2018

Woo!  That was a lot of soloing.  Hard to keep coming up with fresh ideas.  But liked where I got to... eventually

P.S.  Happy 70th Duke!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 17, 2018

Good work Peter, you got the idea just a little behind but keep it up you are soloing well! It's just the melody start a bit late. Great job! Dyke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Shuffling with T-Bone Backing Track Aug 31, 2018

Happy Labor Day, for those that want to practice with Duke, I extracted the backing track (hope that's OK).

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Texas Jump Blues Final Shout Chorus Jul 31, 2018

Hi Duke, I have continued to enjoy this song, and followed your advice of bringing up the tempo.  Here is another drop using your backing track *phew*... I get a bit carried away ;-)

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Texas Jump Blues Final Shout Chorus Jul 05, 2018

And here's mine.  A first take, so there are a few flubs, but it felt good, and who wants clean Blues anyway ;-)  

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jul 10, 2018

Hey Peter, Sounds good! I think continuing to play this song would be a good way to get comfortable with the faster tempo. I can e a bit challenging playing faster tempos. At my age they're all challenging! lol! 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Jul 31, 2018

Hi Duke, I have continued to enjoy this song, and followed your advice of bringing up the tempo.  Here is another drop using your backing track *phew*... I get a bit carried away ;-)

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Aug 01, 2018

Hey Peter! Great job! Your playing gets better with each video, and it's obvious you're having more fun too. Nice to see! Keep it going! Regards, Bruce

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Aug 02, 2018

The latest video feels great Peter. Keep up the good work! 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Shuffling and Soloing In G Soloing in First Position, Part 2 May 18, 2018

Most fun lesson evah:  Get to play with Duke!

P.S. Great show at Menotomy last night :-D  Please teach "Make It Rain"!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 30, 2018

Hey Peter, That's great, you're right with me there. Good work! Glad you enjoyed that gig. I'll consider "Make It Rain" for a lesson. It is different! Duke  

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: T-Bone Walker Slow Blues A Section Solo Apr 21, 2018

Hello all, this was useful to me, so I hope it is useful to someone else...

I recorded myself playing the rhythm with Duke playing the solo.  This helps me understand the solo because I can hear how it interacts with the changes underneath it.  

Hope I got the rhythm right, and enjoy

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 23, 2018

Great job Peter! You got it an d good feel also.

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 11, 2018

Hi Peter, You got it exactly right and what you said was very true. It does help to play the rhythm with it. In fact, thanks for pointing that out Peter. I'm really happy some of you are taking the rhythm parts seriously. It's SO important do really understand how it all works and also helps learn to keep good time. Good Job!!! Duke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: T-Bone Walker Slow Blues Rhythm Variations Apr 16, 2018

Awesome :-D

Thanks!

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: T-Bone Walker Slow Blues Rhythm Variations Apr 13, 2018

Hi Mike, can you fix the tab again.  The Db, Eo, Eb-, Ab13 "interlude" in measures 7 and 8 of A should be 

13 12 11 10

11 11 11 10

 x   x   x  9

13 12 11 x

Duke uses that form of Db several times in the lesson

Thanks

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Apr 13, 2018

Hi Peter -- thanks for letting us know.  We'll take a look at it.

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Apr 16, 2018

Hi Peter -- thanks again for the feedback.  We've just published the updated tab.  Please let me know what you think.

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Apr 16, 2018

Awesome :-D

Thanks!

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Never Mind Solo, B Section and Last A Section Mar 30, 2018

Hi Duke, have some homework.  I didn't do your solo this time, just played what felt right 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 02, 2018

Peter, That's good, a very good start. And you solo made good sense. Keep it it up! Duke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Never Mind Chords and Rhythm Mar 20, 2018

Hi Mike, thanks

At 3:25 Duke says he is playing a Bb Triad.  This make sense to me as the chord progression then becomes ... Eb, Bb, Ab, G...

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Never Mind Chords and Rhythm Mar 15, 2018

Hey Mike or Duke, can someone correct the tab.  Measure 3 should start with a Bb triad (gospel) instead of a Dmi7

Thanks

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Mar 20, 2018

Hi Peter -- thanks for the feedback.  I think Duke is playing the Dmi7 -- just using the middle strings.  Sometimes what Duke plays during a run-through can be different from what he breaks down as he sub-conciously grabs a different chord variation / chord fragment.  He also will vary the volume of each string too -- like just playing the middle two strings for this chord (at least that's what I hear).   Does that make sense? 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Mar 20, 2018

Hi Mike, thanks

At 3:25 Duke says he is playing a Bb Triad.  This make sense to me as the chord progression then becomes ... Eb, Bb, Ab, G...

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Worried Life Blues Soloing Feb 19, 2018

Wow!  You just made my day Duke :-D

My guitar is a Gadow Custom Hollow with Lindy Fralin pickups.  My amp is a Roland Blues Cube Artist, which is supposed to sound like Fender 6V6 tubes... I guess it does :-)

Also, in this clip, the rhythm loop is with a pick and a little slapback, but the solo is played with my fingers

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Worried Life Blues Soloing Feb 18, 2018

:-D  Thanks Bruce1

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Swingin' the Blues Lucy Mae Feb 16, 2018

Wonderful tribute.  Sorry for your loss :-(

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Feb 19, 2018

Thank you Peter......Duke

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Worried Life Blues Soloing Feb 16, 2018

Hey Duke, I tried Worried Life at the last Blues Jam and it it worked great :-D  Thanks!

Here is my homework for the last several weeks

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Feb 17, 2018

Fabulous, Peter! Really bluesy and you're laying it down with some confidence. Nice job!

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Feb 18, 2018

:-D  Thanks Bruce1

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Feb 19, 2018

Great job Peter! Good groove and strong rhythm. You're really making headway! I love the sound of your guitar and amp. What are they? Keep up the great work..... Duke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Feb 19, 2018

Wow!  You just made my day Duke :-D

My guitar is a Gadow Custom Hollow with Lindy Fralin pickups.  My amp is a Roland Blues Cube Artist, which is supposed to sound like Fender 6V6 tubes... I guess it does :-)

Also, in this clip, the rhythm loop is with a pick and a little slapback, but the solo is played with my fingers

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Frankie and Johnny Solo - Stop Time Chorus Jan 01, 2018

Good Lord Bruce!  You nailed it.  I envy your fingers, and I know how hard that was to get right.  You got all the runs that I just couldn't do at that tempo.  Nice to see its possible for one who isn't Duke ;-)

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Frankie and Johnny Solo - Stop Time Chorus Dec 27, 2017

Happy Holidays Duke!  Here's my video

That was fun, but insanely difficult.  Sloppiness was *not* a problem ;-)

I found it really hard (impossible for me) to keep up with the jazzy scale runs at speed.  You'll notice I dropped/simplified them. 

However, I will surely do this song and the double stop solo licks when I next do a Blues Jam.  Thank you

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 02, 2018

Hi Peter, That's a good way to approach it by simplifying it. Sounds good to me. Keep up the good work! Duke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Little Wheel Ending Oct 23, 2017

Thanks Bruce.  Awesome groove from you!

I agree with Steve.  I used a 5 watt amp, rolled down the bass, and cranked the gain.  I also rolled down the tone on my guitar.  I aimed to sound like a guitar with crappy pickups, going into a crappy amp, pushed way beyond its limits.

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: Little Wheel Ending Oct 21, 2017

Oddly... rough, sloppy playing, and sounding like I am struggling with the guitar has never been a problem for me.  Nor has deviating freely from the 12-bar form ;-)

Witness my struggle!

 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf commented on: TNT Head Aug 08, 2017

Hi Duke,

I have a question about the quick Ab - G in measure 9

In the video, you describe it as a simple 4-5-4 --> 3-4-3 on the B,G,D strings

However, the tab shows 4-4-3 --> 3-4-3, and I can not make out what you are doing with your hand

How do you finger this?

Thanks

P

 
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