This week we are learning a great tune with a great chord progression courtesy Ray Charles. Ray's Blues is a great blues with interesting chords and passing tones. It's the perfect progression to make a jazzy theme or solo over. I'll have a track for you soon.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 1:20 Intro and Chord Breakdown
Loop 11:54 Practice Loop of Intro and Solo
Loop 14:10 Chord Breakdown
Loop 24:16 Closing Thoughts
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Anyone know the chord variation at 13:26 of the video???
God this is the real deal! This couldn't be better timed for me! My band line-up is piano, tenor sax, upright bass, drums and me on guitar. We're really trying to explore where/how the guitar can sit in with the sax (as opposed to playing "straight" rhythm). Been listening to a lot of Ray, who didn't use much guitar (apart from when he did : ) and see how we can get try and get close to the GENIUS! Thanks so much! Also, love how you're linking back to Johnny and Oscar Moore - you can really hear Charles Brown in Ray. Love this!!!
Hey, Duke, this is like "Jazzy Blues" in your book "Classic Guitar Styles." Such a great, great groove! (That's a great book, in case some of your students don't already know about it.) I'll add a video soon----Super Bowl and Valentine's Day weekend have me hopping!