Hello Folks This weeks lesson will wrap up the Route 66 set with a twist. I demonstrate how you may play Route 66 in a Chuck Berry-ish R&R style. Same riff behind the vocal but with a different rhythm. Plus a few suggestions on CB rhythm guitar for it. I demonstrate a solo utilizing my favorite Chuck Berry lick to start and then give pointers on soloing in his style and give you several possible licks and techniques to use when soloing. This lesson in soloing is similar to the workshop I gave at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently as part of a tribute to the man himself. Enjoy! DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Background listening: Rolling Stones: Route 66 and Chuck Berry: Route 66
loop @ 1:30 main riff
loop @ 2:12 rhythm w/ tab for I, IV and V chord. Note: watch Duke's right hand technique and variations.
loop @ 5:57 Duke's favorite Chuck Berry riff on the I
loop @ 7:45 double stops
loop @ 9:20 example solo verse
loop @ 10:20 thoughts on Chuck Berry's style
loop @ 12:49 low end double stops
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Thanks Kurt, Good luck! Duke
Darry Ray, I can't get too loud or the track distorts so you may hear all sorts of noises from the guitar. Sorry about that! and Yes thirty days intro will come soon. Hi-Heel sneakers is next on the list--- as a boogaloo! Duke
Mean Mojo, I have a feeling its not that deep, if you know what I mean.... Duke
The intro to "Thirty Days" is tha same as the intro to "Mabaline"... That makes me wonder if the story behind Chuck's "Thirty Days" is not really Part II of the "Mabaline" story. It makes sence if you imagine that Mabaline gets away, and our protaganist is forced fo resort to legal means of getteng her back home... Think about it...! Just a thought.
When you play the guitar like that, you get a lot of string clatter, but it's good not bad because it sounds sort of like snare drum percussion. Just an observation.