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I Got It Bad

Chords and Rhythm

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I Got It Bad > Chords and Rhythm

Hi Folks,

This week we are starting work on a great song. The classic blues ballad "I Got It Bad And That AIn't Good" its a wonderful bluesy tune with haunting melody and Lyrics. We start of of course with the chords to this beauty. On our first lesson we learn the first half of the tune and I demonstrate some fills with chords that compliment the vocal melody. We also get to play along with a track of Brad Hallen and I backing Sunny Crownover's beautiful vocal so you can do fills around her and solo. Next lesson we finish the chord progression then learn the melody for the intro melody chorus.

Fun fun fun!





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Swing Guitar

Backing Track

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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of I Got It Bad

Loop 3:55 Breakdown of Rhythm and Chords


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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes May 11, 2017

Hey Duke! Gosh, I love this song. I found this great soundie of Ivy Anderson singing it with Duke's band. It's amazing to watch her. 

And here is my take on it. I decided to sing on it as well, since I'm just playing the chords. Hope you like it! 



Tom K.
Tom K. May 09, 2017

Great song . Thanks Duke .

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder May 07, 2017

Hey Duke

A great chrod progression. Love it.  

Any frustration you may sense here is primary recording equipment related. 



Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 09, 2017

Hi Steve, The rest of the song after the first chorus is in Bb. It modulates to Bb from F at the vocal. next lesson is the rest of the song in Bb. Coming right up Friday. Duke 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder May 09, 2017

Looking forward to next lesson and later soloing. 


patrick casey
patrick casey May 06, 2017

Beautiful song...looking forward to playing this as the sun goes down.


Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 09, 2017

Thanks Patric, Duke

charlie May 06, 2017

Very cool!!!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 06, 2017

Thanks Charlie!

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