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New Orleans Triplet Style

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Hi there!

This is the third lesson of the song, "You Can Make It If You Try", I'm pretty excited about this lesson, and if I may say so myself...I think it's a really good one! LOL!

Here we learn a variation of our song. Rhythmic variations are fun and exciting especially after you've got the foundation of the song under your belt. Exploring different rhythmic variations, which does change the style and at times the genre, can be so personalizing and revitalizing!

This lesson we will play, "You Can Make It If You Try", in the style of Fats Domino, "the triplet style"...made famous by early New Orleans R&B music.

Keep it simple. Once you get it go back and pay close attention to the 'attack', which gives you a great feel when played with authority. Do not forget to look into the accenting and 'Doo-Wop' sliding of the third.

So there you have it!!! I'm pretty excited for you!

Enjoy this lesson and reach out to let me know if there's anything more I can help you with!

We're moving ' in the right direction!





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Davell Crawford
You Can Make It If You Try
Gene Allison

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 2:20 Run-Through of You Can Make It If You Try


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 5:14 Breakdown of New Orleans Triplet Groove

Loop 12:15 Practice Loop

Loop 13:38 Groove, Feel and Two More Variations

Loop 16:20 Outro




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Mg Mar 20, 2016

Dont you have samples of your songs

Davell Crawford
Davell Crawford Mar 20, 2016

Hi Mg. Samples of my songs...Samples of my lessons, samples of the original versions, samples of my records? Help me to better understand your question So that I can help.

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