Hi Friends, This week we work on the solo section for "Backstroke". The concept for this solo is mostly variations on the theme with lots of space in between. I demonstrate the opening solo lick and the show some possibilities for variations in different positions and also add in a few of Albert's classic lines to change it up a bit. I want to see more videos of you playing to the track next week! And remember to leave that space as if the horn lines on the original track are answering you. that space is important!
Enjoy, DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Background listening: Ronnie Earl playing Backstroke, Duke with Albert Collins playing Frosty
loop @ 0:27 artistic approach to playing Albert Collins
loop @ 4:20 3rd chorus quick review
loop @ 4:37 4th chorus ideas and breakdown
loop @ 7:53 4th chorus solo example
Backstroke backing track
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Wow Duke..that made my decade. You've been my hero for 25 years. Played for ya once up in Turin NY 10 yrs ago, outdoor thing, we were the band in the tent after you closed the main stage, I looked up and you were standin there, be like you lookin up and T Bone was standin there..ha....Pinetop was also on the bill that day. I transcribed T Bone Boogie off your first album back in the 80's, showed ya, you laughed, said you never played it same way twice, turned me on to Guitar Junior. Thx for taking the time to check out that one take, whaddya got shot at backstroke. This lesson series rocks, thx so much for doin it.
Mark, Just using fingers, no nails. duke
Hey Todd, Just caught this. You sound great! Really good ideas and improvising and I wish I had your vibrato! Great touch! Duke
Are you using just the flesh of your fingers or any fingernails when you play Albert Collins style ?
Alright Stevie! Really great playing and improvising. You got it man! Duke
Thanks Mark, Yes that is Debbie Davies she played in Alberts band for quite a while. Well as far as sound, I studied Alberts sound and style for years so its just intuituve. Duke
He used Em tuning and capo..right?
Great video of you with Albert Collins. Is that Debbie Davies playing as well ? How did you get the Strat to sound like Albert's Tele ?