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Freddie King Style Slow Blues

Soloing Up The Neck

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Freddie King Style Slow Blues > Soloing Up The Neck

Hello Friends,  

This week we are finishing up Someday After Awhile, You'll be Sorry by working on the second A section of the solo and finishing out the last chorus. I demonstrate ideas for the 2nd A of the solo then I talk about playing around the bridge and last A section. I also demonstrate how to approach the song as an instrumental, which can be easily done. It's a fun tune to play with lots of room for emotionally charged blues playing. I'm looking forward to hearing you all play it along with the provided track.





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Freddie King
Slow Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Soloing Up the Neck

Loop 5:15 Practice Loop of Soloing Up the Neck


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 6:00 Making a Great Solo

Loop 7:28 Vocal Fills and Closing Thoughts





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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 05, 2021

Hey Bruce, Great job! I like that you are singing it. Really strong guitar here. Good work, your feel on this is good and the tone also! 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Apr 05, 2021

Wow, thanks a lot, Duke! 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Apr 04, 2021

Hey Duke! So here is my humble attempt. Hope you and the Duchess are well. Happy Birthday to Minnie. Be well. Thanks, Bruce

Michael McKenna
Michael McKenna Apr 10, 2021

Bruce - great job!  If you ever want to correspond my email is mckaynj@aol.com.  I look forward to your contributions which are always fun.  This one is exceptional.  Thanks again.

charlie Apr 03, 2021

Love it! Thanks Duke. Posted  video on last weeks lesson (jumped the gun ; )

Marty Perry
Marty Perry Mar 28, 2021

Hi Duke,

Here's my cut of Someday After Awhile. I did it as an instrumental. I tried to absorb the feeling of the tune and then played it in my style... which is pretty far from Freddie King but I tried to incorporate the ideas of playing in positions and phrasing that you presented. Thanks for a great lesson and backing track. Oh, and how you get that tone out of P90 guitars... I always wondered how you got that sound. Thanks for that tone tip!
Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 05, 2021

Hi Marty, Sounds good. I liked your interpretation of the melody before your solo. Good playing and tone! 

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