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Back Home Again > Soloing

Hi Folks,

This week we start working on soloing on Back Home Again in Indiana. I demonstrate how to approach playing over the chords at a few slower tempos to make it clear what I am playing. I play several examples to show a few approaches. I am really looking forward to hear you playing it with the rhythm section. So please post some videos when you are ready and I'll check them out. Next I will pick a blues to study for the next set of lessons. As always looking forward to hearing your playing.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
jazzy blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Back Home Again from Wobble Walkin'

Loop 1:25 Approach to Soloing

Loop 3:10 Comping and Solo Practice Loop

Loop 4:12 Solo Practice Loop


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 5:35 Breakdown of Soloing Ideas

Loop 11:28 Closing Thoughts




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Marty Perry
Marty Perry Mar 08, 2022

Hi Duke,

Here's my take on Indiana. I had a ton of fun with this tune. As a challenge I cranked up your awesome backing track to Wobble Walkin' speed with Anytune. I spent a bit of time listening to your CD version and trying to internalize those ideas along with the ideas in the lesson to fill out the three chorus solo. I closed it by doubling the head with some octaves. Great tune. 
Thanks for the lesson and any feedback, Marty
Marty Perry
Marty Perry Feb 06, 2022


Hi Bruce,

Here's the audio track in case you want to use it.


Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Feb 08, 2022

Thanks Marty! 

Marty Perry
Marty Perry Feb 06, 2022

Hi Bruce,

I used iReal to create a count-in intro track and then I spliced it together with Duke's track.I made a demo video showing how I got into the tune and then played some solo stuff based on Duke's track as I'm continuing to learn and play around with this tune. I'll include the audio file also in case it's helpful. I always enjoy your videos so I'm looking forward to what you do with it. 
Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Feb 07, 2022

Sounds real nice, Marty! You've got a smooth style that you only get after years of playing and it sounds great. Thanks a lot for the kind words and the advice regarding creating a count-in track with iReal and so forth. Take care. 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Feb 06, 2022

Hey Duke! Great song, of course. I was heavily imprinted by the great version by Erroll Garner so it'll be an interesting challenge for me to think of it on guitar.

On the track: it's really hard to come in on the groove without a count-in, even with the drum roll setting it up. Additionally, since the melody normally begins with pickup notes, there's no time to play them. I'm just completely confused by how to come in with the melody by what's on the track. 

Could you record yourself playing along with the track as provided, so I can hear how you would play over it? 


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