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Freddie King Shuffle

Solo, Second Chorus

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Freddie King Shuffle > Solo, Second Chorus

Hello Friends,

This weeks lesson is on the 2nd chorus of solo for Wash Out. This chorus is mostly in second position. On my track example I improvise a solo utilizing the basic ideas that Freddy uses his solo. We have a very good track for you to play to so I'm really looking forward to hearing you all playing "Wash Out."






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
texas blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Breakdown of Second Chorus Solo

Loop 12:26 Practice Track with Solo

Loop 13:38 Second Chorus Solo


Download the Sheet Music PDF






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Marty Perry
Marty Perry Dec 20, 2020

Hi Duke,

Here's my run at Wash Out. I kept it in the same form as the original mainly because I think I could play that groove all day long :). I doubled the rhythm guitar part that you played which is also a fun groove to play. Thanks for another great lesson. These full backing tracks with bass and drums are just fantastic! 
Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 03, 2021

Hey Marty, You sound great on this. Very natural and comfortable with good time. I like that you are playing the basic solo but putting your spin on it also. Keep up the good work! Duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Dec 17, 2020

Hey Duke! Here's my attempt. I kind of like the tone. I'm using one of those little Spark modeling practice amps and I feel like I'm playing through a Marshall stack! :-) My solo is a bit quirky here and there, but I wanted to get something down where I wasn't thinking about it too much or getting tense trying to get something mistake free, so I'm just playing to have fun and go for it. I'll be curious to hear your reaction! Thanks as always for the great lesson! 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 03, 2021

Alright Bruce, Good to hear you going for it. Really nice raw energy here! There's a nice tension that fits the tune here. Kinda has a intensity about it. Good going buddy! Duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jan 08, 2021

Wow, thanks Duke! 

charlie Dec 09, 2020

Thanks Duke - here's another take. Thanks as always for a great lesson, great advice and great encouragement. I owe so much to you and SJ!!!! Can't wait to see what's coming next!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 03, 2021

Hi Charlie, I really enjoyed that. You've got the feel on the Freddy licks and I'm glad you keep soloing here and it builds up very nicely! And by the 3rd solo chorus you're playing yourself which is the whole point! Good natural transit from the Freddy licks to your own. Keep up the good work! Duke

Mike Anders
Mike Anders Dec 06, 2020



Mike Anders on guitar. This was some years ago. The tune is titled "Tall Dark Stranger!" There are words, but this is the Instrumental version. One person described it as "Raw!" I think it was meant to be a compliment! :->) 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 03, 2021

Hi Mike, Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed your playing and the sounds. Sounds like a 60s blues 45! Cool stuff. Duke

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