This week we are finishing up Hoochie Coochie Man with some additional riffs and thoughts about how to play it with two guitars. I add a few more licks and give general advice about playing this classic. Next week we start a new song. As always, sugestions are welcome.
Have a great holiday!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Hoochie Coochie Man
Loop 0:12 Main Riff and Variation Ideas
Loop 2:35 Jimmy Reed Rhythm with the Main Riff
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Jimmy Reed Rhythm
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Loop 3:36 Robert Lockwood Style Double Stops
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Loop 4:35 Closing Thoughts
Loop 6:16 Backing Track
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And Happy New year to you Peter. Good job! Nice idea putting a little slide in there. Nice job on the guitar solo too and the vocal. My only critisim is your got ahead of yourself on the turnaround coming out of the solo. Good work though otherwise. I can see quite a lot of improvement!
Happy New Year all,
Hi Duke here is my take. I don't have any friends :-( so I have to play with myself. But... more beer for me :-D
Bob, let's do it!
Hey Guys, That's a great idea. Is that possible that 2 different people can work on the same track. If it is, we can bring this to a whole new level!
You're welcome Frank!
Frank Nice job on Hoochie coochie Man! As A harp player it would be cool to trade off on the signature riff with a guitarist! Again ... Great job
Duke and Mike, thanks for the feed back.
Mike, the tone I got was from playing humbuckers through a cranked up fender champ. I played it on the bridge pick up with the tone nob down to 3 or 4. You gotta love that woman tone!
happy new year everyone.
That is my first New Year's resolution!
Let's hear your version Scott........
Boy, you guys nailed it. I've got some work to do !
Hey Frank, Man you sound great! Good to hear those nimble fingers again, welcome back! Duke
Duke, I've been away from the lessons for a while but jumping back in. I listened to an early recording by Muddy and tried to copy the harp line on the stop time sections. Great stuff. Hope you are well and happy holidays.
Sweet!! Love the tone and phrasing of the solo.
Hi Charlie, You actually did very well. I understand what you said about the balance between the track and your amp. It's hard to really get timing correct when you don't have both track and amp volume right. That being said, all the things you played were right in the proper style of the song. The solo wa also very good and appropriate for the song. Good work! Duke
Hi Duke and Brad (and everyone on SJ) - here's my cut. I have loved Muddy Waters for many many years now (first time I heard him was on the Folk Singer album someone gave me when I was 16 - also heard Buddy Guy for the first time too). Trouble I've always had when trying to play like him and his bands is a tendancy to over play -probably because I listened to a lot of Hendrix as a child!
Here I've shadowed the main riff and then played lines/fills over the rest. I'm concious of some mistakes coming out of turnarounds into riff again - and I may be out of time on occasion (in my defense I'm next to useless with anything remotley techy, so I struggled to get the balance between backing track and my amp right and couldn't hear the track too well).
Happy new year to you - best thing about 2014 was finding SJ! As for future lessons I totally trust your taste - but if you're asking I'd love to try 'Johnnys Blues' (saw a video of you and Paul K doing it as a duo), or anything by Bill Jennings...
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Duke, we need to get him setup on Sonic Junction to teach Blues bass. My buddy has been looking for a way to slide in lessons somehow. This is a great modern medium.
I will speak to Mike about that. He would be very good at it!
Peter, We are considering doing lesson with the whole rhythm section. He's just playing E G A and he's slapping the strings to give it rhythmic power like Willie Dixon or Big Crawford would possibly do. Duke
Happy Holidays Duke and Brad
Thank you for the backing track. I'll definitely have a go with it.
It would be awesome if you said a little more about what Brad is doing and how it interacts with the guitar. What notes does he play, and when does he play them? Perhaps some sample tabs for the I IV and V chords.
Or even better, maybe get Mark also, and make a future lesson all about different styles of rhythm :-D