Duke Robillard

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Romance in the Dark

Chords and Rhythm

We're re-issuing one of Duke's most popular lessons with new sheet music, re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Duke: 

Hello Folks, This week we are working on a new tune that is the best example I know of the blues in a 32 bar song form. It's Lil Green's classic, "(Romance) In the Dark." We are going to play with the track from my recording of it with Sunny Crownover. Our first lesson is, as always, the chords and rhythm. In my version of it, we play a Freddie Green style rhythm beneath the electric guitar track. This track works with a jazzy blues style electric guitar or an acoustic Big Bill Broonzy type single string style also.

This is going to be a fun one folks!




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Duke Album Version


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 2:11 Breakdown of Chords and Rhythm

Loop 16:20 Closing Thoughts





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Perry Gray
Perry Gray Apr 10, 2022

Great song Duke! I am really looking forward to working it. One comment, I think there may be a typo in one of the chord diagrams. In the first chord diagram of page 2, the A/C#, (demo at 13:28 in the video) should probably have the seventh fret D-string indicated (A note) with a finger dot and not the dot on the A-string (E note) as shown. The TAB is correct.
Thanks for sharing your version of this tune!

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