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Ain't Nobody's Business

Variations and Ending

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Ain't Nobody's Business > Variations and Ending

Hi Folks,

This week we are finishing up "Ain't Nobody's Busniess" with some additonal intro chordal possibilities and some new ideas for soloing from new melodies to double stops and we also go over playing over the diminished chord either using the diminished scale or just playing 'blue' notes that fit with the changes with the diminished chord. There are plenty of ideas to get you rolling on these kinds of songs here from single string BB King style to more basic blues and jazzier melodic lines and double stops. So I hope you all post something and show me what you got!






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
B.B. King
Jimmy Witherspoon
Ain't Nobody's Business

Backing Track

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Loop 0:24 Additional Solo Ideas

Loop 10:15 Turnaround Variations

Loop 12:23 Endings

Loop 13:22 Ending Practice Loop


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Loop 13:45 More Ending Ideas

Loop 15:16 Closing Thoughts






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bradley Kindall
bradley Kindall Jan 08, 2018

Hey Duke,     I can't even begin to tell you how much I have been enjoying your lessons on Sonic Junction, particularly the swing style songs. I have always wanted to learn this style so these lessons are like a dream come true. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge and expertise. It's greatly appreciated.

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 10, 2018

Thank you very much Bradley! I'm glad you ding them helpful. Duke 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 21, 2016

Great Job Peter, I can see you are really improvising and it sounds great, right with the changes. duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Oct 13, 2016

Thanks, Duke! 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 21, 2016

You're very welcome Bruce, Duke

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 13, 2016

HI Bruce, Sounds good! I'm glad you're singing and playing it together. One thing to watch is on the second chord of the verse (D) you need to play over the D chord. All the other changes the blues you're  playing works fine but you should play something over D for that measure. Can't decide if I like the Bruce or Satchmo version better! Good job, Duke 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Oct 13, 2016

Hey Duke! So, my buddy Dave suggested I think more about throwing in some major pentatonic licks, and I decided that adding in some chords really does sound nice too. I think it's some of the best playing I've done. I would love to hear what you think about it! Thanks, Bruce

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Oct 11, 2016

Hey Duke! Here's my video again, since you didn't get a chance to comment on it last lesson. Hope you're well! Best, Bruce

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 10, 2016

Sounds great Charlie. Nice lines and vibrato! Duke

charlie Oct 10, 2016

 Ok, here's my cut (complete with a few disapproving shouts of 'Dad' from my 4 year old in the background)

Hope I can do some justice to the awesome stuff I'm getting from your lessons here Duke - can't tell you how much you've helped me as a player!

And for all the SJ cats out there, if you haven't already heard them, check out the small group sessions Jimmy Witherspoon did with Kenny Burrell. Some of the coolest blues you'll ever hear!

Tom K.
Tom K. Oct 10, 2016

Nice licks . Thanks Duke.

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