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Frankie and Johnny

Chords and Rhythm

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Frankie and Johnny > Chords and Rhythm

Hi Folks,

We have a really cool song to start on this week. One of the most historical blues stories ever but we are taking the instrumental jump blues approach this time to Frankie and Johnny. In particular, the Duke version via Tiny Grimes. Its a real fun song and as usual we start off with the rhythm. This time we are using the real shuffle rhythm that's d one on piano but is also a great rhythm guitar style. This weeks lesson is on the real shuffle rhythm. Get in the groove with it and next week we'll learn the melody.






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Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Frankie and Johnny

Loop 1:50 Breakdown of Frankie and Johnny Rhythm and Chords

Loop 18:28 Rhythm Practice Loop


Download the Sheet Music PDF





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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 02, 2017

Don't understand Steve...

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Dec 02, 2017

Just wondering were you've been. 




Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Nov 26, 2017

donde esta Duke?

patrick casey
patrick casey Nov 25, 2017

thanks duke. Love this song.  Love tiny Grimes. Love your version as well

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Dec 02, 2017

I appreciate that. I wouldn't have a version if it weren't for Tiny! 

Tom K.
Tom K. Nov 25, 2017

Thanks Duke .

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