Hello Friends, This weeks lesson is on soloing on Shivers. I decided to take a different aproach this time and give you some riffs and ideas to build you solos off of. Some are parts of various Charlie Christian riffs and some are riffs and ideas similar to lines we have used in other swing tunes. Now of course there are many other ways to approach soloing on this but I want to build on what we have been working on all along, which is simple swing-jump style playing. I'm Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this tune. next lesson is on the bridge and last A section.
Enjoy! DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:18 Welcome
Loop 1:13 Flatting the 3rd on the IV Chord
Loop 3:31 Opening Riff
Loop 6:57 Examples & Ideas for Your Solo
Loop 9:17 D Position Lick
Loop 11:58 Charlie Christian Licks and Ideas
Loop 13:30 Solo Example
2nd A Section
Loop 14:20 More Charlie Christian Riffs and Ideas
Loop 15:29 Practice Track with Duke on Rhythm
Loop 16:43 Closing Thoughts and What to Practice this Week
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Here you go Duke. The chords, melody and solo were recorded separately, but are complete takes
I'd actually like to ask a question on the rhythm-- how do you get that great muted but punchy tone? I often get a very boomy sound. In this recording I angled the pick to brush along the edge instead of the hitting the tip. I also avoided hitting the bass string too hard. I muted by relaxing my fretting hand between hits. Is this how you do it? Any other advice?
THis is my second take. If some of the licks sound familiar you're right. Thanks Duke!
I 'm not sure i can think on the fly in respect to ephasising 9ths, 3rds etc, if it sounds bad i try to slide up a half step. Good fun and i can't help but learn along the way.
Beautiful Duke! I swear I can hear some New Orleans Jazz in some of the Charlie Christian riffs. That last descending riff in particular. Great stuff.