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!
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
Happy Labor Day, for those that want to practice with Duke, I extracted the backing track (hope that's OK).
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 ;-)
And here's mine. A first take, so there are a few flubs, but it felt good, and who wants clean Blues anyway ;-)
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!
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
The latest video feels great Peter. Keep up the good work!
Most fun lesson evah: Get to play with Duke!
P.S. Great show at Menotomy last night :-D Please teach "Make It Rain"!
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
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
Great job Peter! You got it an d good feel also.
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
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
Hi Peter -- thanks for letting us know. We'll take a look at it.
Hi Peter -- thanks again for the feedback. We've just published the updated tab. Please let me know what you think.
Hi Duke, have some homework. I didn't do your solo this time, just played what felt right
Peter, That's good, a very good start. And you solo made good sense. Keep it it up! Duke
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...
Hey Mike or Duke, can someone correct the tab. Measure 3 should start with a Bb triad (gospel) instead of a Dmi7
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?
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
:-D Thanks Bruce1
Wonderful tribute. Sorry for your loss :-(
Thank you Peter......Duke
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
Fabulous, Peter! Really bluesy and you're laying it down with some confidence. Nice job!
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
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 ;-)
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
Hi Peter, That's a good way to approach it by simplifying it. Sounds good to me. Keep up the good work! Duke
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.
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!
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?
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