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Variations and Ending

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Avalon > Variations and Ending

Hi Folks,

Here we are at the last lesson for Avalon. I hope you are all enjoying the song and lessons. Again I would love to see more videos from all of you playing this. This week I show you a bunch of riffs and chords. We go over lots of double stops, chords and chords which can be used as a solo melody in places. Chord phrases whiched can be used in certain places mixed with single string lines help keep it interesting. Then we learn the, as I call it, the stripper ending. Which is a really effective way to end the song. Good luck and keep on working this and you'll enjoy it.

Thanks everyone and enjoy the lesson.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
Benny Goodman
Herb Ellis

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Duke and Herb Ellis Playing Avalon

Loop 1:19 Additional Solo and Chord Ideas

Loop 10:47 Ending Breakdown

Loop 14:14 Practice Loop of Ending


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 15:08 Closing Thoughts





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Marty Perry
Marty Perry Aug 07, 2021

Hi Duke,

Here's my cut at Avalon. I made my own track so I could have sections with three different tempos. This was a fun tune to learn. Thanks for the lesson.
Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Nov 06, 2016

Hey Duke! Hope you're doing well. Here's my take on Avalon. Please let me know what you think! I've had a lot of fun working on it. Thanks, Bruce.

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Nov 08, 2016

Love it Bruce! Especially your "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" quote! Duke

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Nov 09, 2016

Hey Bruce, I think I mistakenly deleted your comment but read it. That's great I love "quotes" and especially when they are usedĀ  somewhere else than the top of the verse. That was a great idea!!! Duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Nov 09, 2016

Thanks very much, Duke! That's really nice to hear. I don't play out anymore, so I usually don't have anyone but my wife to tell me if something was good or not so good. I'm kind of thinking that I might go back to it in a few years when I retire from my day gig, and I'm hoping to be good enough by that time to get a regular gig on guitar. So that's my goal. I'm tired of carrying around keyboards!!! ;-) Thanks again! BruceĀ 

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