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Born Under A Bad Sign


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Born Under A Bad Sign > Solo

Hi Friends,

This week we complete working on Born Under A Bad Sign. We are taking the lead guitar from the solo to the end of the song. Albert's actual solo on the recording is only 4 measures but it perfectly states what needs to be said. We learn his solo plus I talk about how to extend the form for a longer solo and demonstrate a few more Albert riffs. We cover the vocal fills and outro also. My favorite guitar licks are the last few lines before the fade out.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Solo


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:26 Breakdown of Solo and Albert's Technique

Loop 8:45 Additional Albert King Riffs

Loop 11:20 Extended Solo Practice Loop

Loop 12:00 Last Verse and Closing Thoughts





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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Apr 30, 2017

Hey Duke! So here's an attempt at the whole tune. What a great song and so much fun to play! Thanks for the great lesson! Bruce

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Apr 28, 2017

Hey Duke, when doing the bends, how do you stop the other strings from sounding?  

For example, when I bend the E string 14 - 16, I also bend the B and G strings.  When I release the bend, they often sound.

Are you muting them somehow?



Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 04, 2017

Hi peter, Yes I am muting by putting the palm of my hand over the bridge and just feeling out what to mute. Its a good habit to get into for control. it takes practice like any thing else vbut if do it when ever you play you'll get used to it. Duke 

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