Hello friends, I'm fresh back from Scandinavia and ready for some new lessons. This weeks lesson is on the bridge melody for Confessin'. The classic 1-4-2-5 bridge is fun to play on and after completing the melody we will begin to work on learning to improvise a solo.
This tune is big fun and we'll have a ball working on it! Send some more videos!
Enjoy, DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 1:10 Run-Through of B Section Melody to I'm Confessin'
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B Section Melody
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Final A Section
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Loop 1:53 Breakdown of I'm Confessin' B Section Melody
Loop 15:08 Run-Through #2 of I'm Confessin' B Section Melody
Loop 15:47 Closing Thoughts
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The Db(#11) could also be called a Db9b5, right?
The root Db being the 4 chord in the key of Ab, and #11 would be the G (high Estring 3rd fret). .
With Db9b5, the b9 is the D#(Bstring 4th fret) and the b5 the G (high Estring 3rd fret).
I understand a bit about chord building but it is more math for me and takes a while to figure out, but i understand i really should pay more attention to it.
Hi Charlie, Yes, fingering Db #11 the way you described is fine. I'm not sure which way is "proper" myself. If it feels good and sounds right, that's what matters! Duke
Nice job Steve! Quick question please for Duke (when you have a minute or two) about fingering for the Db sharp 11. I've been barring the 3rd fret with my first finger to get the F and G and then using my 2nd finger for the B and my 3rd for the Eb. I know it's not 'proper' but I know you often don't got the 'proper' way yourself and get a great sound/feel. Is there anything wrong with my doing it this way? I've been working on doing it proper but doesn't feel as natural (I know that will come)
Ps one day I'll be brave enough to upload some videos - I'm usually on here after my daughters fallen asleep by which time I'm in my PJ's - not sure the world's ready for that image!
Wow, that was quick! You got it man!
Hey Duke Thanks for the correction. The Db(#11) and Ab 6/9 sound much better. And the Cm7 on the "Too".
I have listened to a lot of Los Indios Tabajaras (I'm getting sentimental..) over the years and can't help but that infuence here. I have to check if they have ever recorded this song.
Hope I'm not getting ahead of myself here. I put the AABA melodies together.
One again Steve, great job. There is one chord that you're not fingering properly. It's the chord that goes with the vocal words LOVE YOU. And its a Db sharp11. First and second fingers should be on 3rd fret on the d and high E string and third and fourth fingers should be on the G and B strings on the fourth fret. When I move the chord up the neck in 2 fret intervals four times that is also the chord shape for that part also. On the asending whole tone part the final chord is an Ab 6/9 chord. Bar the D and G string at the 10 fret with your 1st finger and the B and E string with your 3rd finger,On the 11th fret. Also,on what would be,the word TOO. The chord is a simple C minor 7. Any questions feel free to ask. Duke
Nice !!! Thanks Duke .
Thank YOU Tom! Duke
Absolutely love this song. Thanks Duke and welcome home. Hope it was a successful and enjoyable trip.
Great job Steve, love your vibrato!
And YES! It's be great if the world could be turned on to this music - be a start if more musicians knew it. I went to jam the other night (usually don't go to them because there's very little blues at the 'blues' jams in London). Kicked the band off with a T-Bone style slow blues in G - all sounding good until the other guitar player started blasting some kind of death metal over it!!! I swear science hasn't yet discovered the term to describe how little space existed between each note - even micro seconds doesn't come close! Sorry, rant over. But we need you to come over here and teach us Duke!!
I agree Charlie
What ever happened to the creed "it ain't what you play, its what you don't play".
Well Charlie, I would love to come over there to gig and teach. Not much interest anymore though it seems. I think the speed metal guys are winning the battle! Duke
The speed metal guys play with no soul. They just play the scales and modes they were taught continuously and really fast for 10 minutes - impressive for the first 5 seconds but then it just gets so boring!
Thanks for the lesson and the George Barnes tip .Went straight to Amazon and there are two compliations out later this month 'Gibson at work'. Saw he was the guitar player on some Big Bill Broonzy tracks I love. Once again thanks for keeping this so alive!!!