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Cookin' > Soloing, Lesson 2

We're re-issuing one of Duke's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Duke:

Hi folks lesson 4 of Cookin' consists of a lot of my tricks plus more minor pentatonic blues riffs. If you listen close to what I am doing, you'll notice that I break up the lines rhythmically different and then repeat certain things to create a climax. I also show many of my double stop lines and chords with pull offs on the E string that make an interesting sound you can use for a whole chorus for effect. I have noticed that repeated licks seem to make audiences respond and I try not to use them too often because I don't want to rely on cheap tricks. But sometimes in a fast tune like this it can actually be musical in the sense that the provides a section of your solo where things remain constant for a while before another few choruses of fast single string lines. So it keeps it from becoming boring to the listener.

Good luck and enjoy! And PLEASE keep posting your own playing here!




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Cookin' from Guitar Groove A Rama

Loop 3:06 Breakdown of Solo Ideas

Loop 18:16 Practice Loop of Solo


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 18:43 More Solo Idea and Variations

Loop 20:05 Closing Thoughts





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