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Solo - Lesson 2

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Hi Folks,

This week we are doing another chorus of solo for Glide On. This lesson includes more Bill Jennings licks. Starting with a device he uses often with the 3rd to the high Bb then the 4 to the root the flat 5 up to the 5 and root. Simple but effective sounding. We also play a diminished run four and end up with a cool boppish lick to resolve the solo from the 2 minor 7 then flat 2 substituting for the 5 to end the chorus.

Lots of fun stuff here then next week we go on with one more chorus of soloing which has a great double timed lick I use often.





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
Glide On
Bill Jennings

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Loop 0:00 Breakdown of Solo

Loop 13:03 Run-Through of Solo 


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 13:38 Closing Thoughts 




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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Nov 30, 2015

I love how the automated page turning!  Really very nice. I wish you could turn it off, however, when going through the entire lesson. I wanted to reference the other page and it kept change it back, so I made a PDF for that part.

Great lesson, Duke! Very cool solo, and wonderful rhythmical ideas. Thanks so much for it!


Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Nov 29, 2015

Hey Marty, Sounds great, you nailed it! Duke


Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Nov 29, 2015

Hey Duke

Forgot the lights. Thanks again for this lesson. There is a lot here to work with.

Looking forward to the next lesson but that by no means I have learned all there is to learn from this one.  



Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf Nov 28, 2015

Hi Mike, the page turning works fine, but I don't it useful.  Its cool, but for me it gets in the way.

I like to listen to Duke and then use the Tab/Sheet music to remind myself of what he played.  I don't read the sheet music while listening to Duke.

I like to have the whole score visible at once so I can scan it while I practice.

For me, the most important thing is to have the licks labelled with the chords, and aligned with the beats.  Tab tells me where to put my fingers, the score tells me how it fits with the rhythm, and listening to Duke tells me how it should sound.

But it is good the SJ is trying new things :-D 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Nov 27, 2015

Hi All --- thanks for the feedback on the new sheet music.  For this lesson --- we're specifically interested in how the automated page turning worked for people on Duke's run-through.  Thanks.

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