Hi Folks, This week we are starting on a fun tune of mine called "Fishnet." It is actually a 13 bar blues but seems totally natural when playing it. It's a funky groove in G and has an interesting 5 change which starts on the 5 and descends chromatically with 13th chords leaving out the B chord only until you reach the 1 chord (G). It will be a lot of fun to play over these changes so first learn the different ways to play the rhythm and next we will approach soloing on it.
Enjoy! DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Fishnet background listening: Fishnet , Body and Fender Man and Outskirts of Town
loop @ 0:00 Fishnet intro
loop @ 1:49 inspiration and approach to Fishnet
loop @ 4:35 chord voicings (13 bar blues in the key of G)
Chromatic run down
loop @ 7:16 rhythm run-through
loop @ 8:55 chord variations
loop @ 11:13 rhythm variations (garbage band funk)
loop @ 13:28 closing thoughts
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I would like to cover your song Fishnet at my local blues jam. I believe I have most of the lyrics just from listening to it. Would it be possible to view the lyrics somehow ? I searched the net but couldn’t find them.
Hi Lizalu, Thank you very much! I am glad you are getting so much enjoyment out of my lessons. I am enjoying doing them as well! Duke
awesome awesome awesome awesome. I have been so inspired by your lessons, listening, playing, listening more. I LOVE the background recommendations...stuff I might not find. That Johnny Adams: Body and Fender Man is a totally funky great groove. thanks x million. It's all going into the grab bag of tricks, for gigs, for fun...
Here's my take on both grooves...
Thanks for all the great lessons,
Hi! Thanks for your lesson - love your style in this song!
Hi Alan, You got got the groove thing there, sounds good! Duke
whoa, something funky got caught in the fishnet
Sounds good Alan. Looking forward to it. Duke
Sounds good Alan. Duke
Thanks. Im working on it and changed it up a bit. I'm watching your picking hand more. I'll post another and some leads.
Hi Alan, Sounds good. The trick to making it sound more energetic is in more a wrist snap type thing. Try a more lose and faster wrist movement and it will feel less lazy. You are very close, Duke
Finally after 1 and a half days I figured how to load a video!! Use the Iphone! Whenever I hear myself play rhythm it kind of sounds like I'm lagging.
I hope this worked!
Hi Peter, My advice is to use less strings. You are really making it harder than it is by baring the chords. on the 1 chord, make a ninth chord formation then only hit the G, D and A strings. On the 4 and 5 chords only bar from the high E string to the D string with your 1st finger and play the third with your second finger. For the decending 13th chords only bar the first to the 4th string. and use your 2nd finger for the third and your 3rd finger for the 6th note. Just using the 4 top strings, once you are used to it, will make it infinately easier to play. Forget about full bar chords, I never use them. the low E string is totally unnecessary her. Hope this helps, Duke
Hi Scott, Its 'they all walk the wilder side" (Ol' Bill Clinton and EVERY politician!) Duke
Alright then. Sat down and got to it. Great song.
The only thing I can't make out is:
From Presidents to Preachers,
They all want to ?
I'm sure it's obvious.
*Phew* That's much harder than it looks.
I'm still not smooth in the chord changes, but hopefully I got the basic picking pattern
2 questions on the basic riff. It's hard to tell from the video.
I believe this is the stroking patten? Is this what you are doing?
v . . ^ v . v .v .v . v .
Also, does your hand stroke up and down continuously the whole time? Or does it rest during the F# - G slide? Do you believe its important to keep it going?
Even more cool!! The Ab is the flat-5 of D, so
D Db C Bb A Ab G
D G C E A D G
V I IV VI II V I
Hey Peter, There is an Ab after the A chord. Duke