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Hi Friends, This weeks lesson is the final lesson for Chitlins Con Carne. Since I gave away most of my bag of tricks for this tune last week we Review the tune adding the correct 1 chord (C7#9) as some of you pointed out. I demonstrate some more solo ideas with a few of Kenny's riffs thrown in and a few more of my own also. There is an extended track for you to play along with with a chorus of the head then several choruses of rhythm to play over.

Enjoy! Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
Kenny Burrell
Chitlins Con Carne

Print Print Chords & Tab

loop @ 2:05 head at tempo

loop @ 3:40 double stops, chords and chord fragments

loop @ 6:00 solo ideas

loop @ 7:25 chorus w/ tab

$5.3 $4.2.$3.3.$2.4 $5.3 $4.2.$3.3.$2.4 $4.2.$3.3.$2.4 $5.3.$4.2.$3.3.$2.4 | $4.10 $2.8 11 $1.8 $2.11 8 $3./11.$2./11 $3.10.$2.10 $3.8.$2.8 $4.10 h10 |
$5.3.$4.2.$3.3.$2.4 $5.3 $4.2.$3.3.$2.4 $5.3.$4.2.$3.3.$2.4 | $2.8 11 $1.8 $1./13 11 $2.13\ |
$6.1.$5.3.$4.1.$3.2.$2.4 $6.1.$5.3.$4.1.$3.2.$2.4 $6.1.$5.3.$4.1.$3.2.$2.4 | $4.10 $3.8 10 $2./8 $1.8 $3.11\10p8 $4.10 8 10 |
$5.3.$4.2.$3.3.$2.4 $5.3 $4.2.$3.3.$2.4 $5.3.$4.2.$3.3.$2.4 | $2.8 11 $1.8 $1.h10 8 $2.11 8 $4.10 |
$3./11\10p8.$2./11\10p8 $2./8 $4.10 10 | $3./11.$1.8 $3.\10.$1.8 $3.8 $4.10 8 10 |
$4./10.$3./12.$2./11 $4./10.$3./12.$2./11 $3.\10.$2.\10 $3.8.$2.8 $4.10 h10 | $5.h10 $4.8 10 $5.\8 6 $6.8 h8 |

loop @ 9:17 backing track with Duke playing rhythm




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Marty Perry
Marty Perry Apr 09, 2022

Hi Duke,

Here's my run at Chitlins con Carne. I found a backing track on YouTube (Butternotes Backing Tracks) so I used that as the basis of the tune with a bit of editing. I tried to pull in some of the solo lines from Kenny, some from your lesson and some that I came up with. This was a ton of fun. Thanks for the great lesson and any feedback.
Jason Jan 27, 2018

Can I play those 6/9 chords over minor progressions?  It sounds right and there is no 3rd in them.  The 13 chords are only for major progressions im assuming. 

Thanks!  these open up so many doors for me and im sure a lot of other people.  Great stuff!


Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Feb 02, 2018

Hi Jason, Yes if it sounds good to you then use it on minor. We need to use our own ears on these sort of things. I have challenged schooled players that sometimes disagree with me and end up agreeing with me when then they use there ears instead of going by a school book rule.  

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Sep 05, 2014

Thanks Duke and Mike.

Under your fine tutelage I strive for my playing to continue to grow.  And yes, the L5 is a beautiful instrument - I read that it can get you an audition, but you better have the goods to back it up. I'm working on it.  

I have been recording lessons using my computer's on board mic and camera. I plan to use a separate mic for future lessons hopefully the sound quality will improve.



Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Feb 02, 2018

Thank You Steve, much appreciated. You are doing great! Duke

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Sep 05, 2014

Hey Steve, Very good, you certainly are picking up the essense of the tune and I really enjoyed it. On my phone it sounded like a fuzztone so I am really glad I listened to it on my computer! Great job, Duke 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Sep 04, 2014

Kenney Burrell very cool.

Comments welcome



Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Sep 04, 2014

Hi Steve, Sounds good! I just heard it on my phone, i'll listen tomorrow on my computer. Nice L-5 ! Duke 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Sep 04, 2014

Hi Steve --- Awesome!  Love those double stops --- especially that one around1:15.  You got a nice relaxed groove going.  

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Nov 15, 2012

Hi Tom, You are very welcome, glad to have you aboard! Duke

Tom K.
Tom K. Nov 14, 2012

Really nice Duke .  Thanks  so much .

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Aug 01, 2012

Thanks Guys!

daddyray (robbie)
daddyray (robbie) Jul 30, 2012

nice series of lessons..thanks Duke!

octavio herrero
octavio herrero Jul 27, 2012


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