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Solo - Lesson 3

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Hello Folks,

This week we are going on to a third solo chorus for Glide On. This one starts simple but then leading to the four chord starts what I call "my favorite Bill Jennings lick" which is double timing a decending line. When we get to the four chord I add a continued decending line which requires we play a new set of chords to an altered blues form. It still amounts to 12 bars but in a new way that keeps decending until the 2/5 change. It's fun and interesting and I think you will all enjoy learning it. Many of the riffs in this song constitute a fairly good part of my jazzy/boppish blues lines. I utilize them as points within a solo to accentuate an idea and take it to another level.

Have fun with this and I will be looking forward to hearing you all play this tune!






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

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Breakdown of Solo

Loop 10:06 Run-Through of Solo 


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 10:43 Additional Chord Idea and Run-Through Examples

Loop 14:18 Closing Thoughts 





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charlie Sep 02, 2018

Just going back through the treasure trove of lessons. This one is especially great. Can't get enough of Bill Jennings (or Billy Butler) so can't thank you enough for opening the door of playing their way!

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Dec 05, 2015

Hey Duke! Wow, I love these licks. That kind of descending pattern thing is SO much easier on guitar than piano! ;-) And they sound so great on guitar. I had some trouble with muting my strings near the end, but I thought the slow down from double time feel to regular time feel sounded pretty good. Would love to get your feedback! Thanks for the great lesson and groovy licks! Bruce

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