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Shuffling with T-Bone

Intro Breakdown

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Hi Folks,

This week we start working on T-Bone Walker's "Tell Me What's The Reason." It's one of T-Bone's classic 50s period shuffles that employs many of his best concepts. So this will be a fun song. We start off with the classic introduction using 9th chords then do a few choruses of T-Bone's most classic licks.








Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
texas blues

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Intro


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:39 Breakdown of Intro

Loop 17:01 Closing Thoughts





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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Aug 26, 2018

Stevie Boy, You have a really natural feel for this great job all around on it! Duke 

stevieboy Aug 26, 2018

Thanks Duke.  It wasn't easy, there are some tricky parts.  

I already forgot it!  But I learned from it, time well spent.  I like that you emphasize getting the gist of this stuff and the concepts, and the feel, and then integrating it and using it in our own ways.  It's the blues.  

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Aug 26, 2018

Mike, The Airline guitar has a very pure pickup sound like a Charlie Christian pickup 

stevieboy Aug 12, 2018

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Aug 13, 2018
Sounds great. Love the tone too!
John Knoben
John Knoben Aug 12, 2018

Hi Duke,

I like your T-Bone Walker lessons.

I'm trying to play solo guitar for about 3 years, but did not get the right picture on how to play a nice solo

Now I think I'm getting in to it. I know, it's just 104 BPM but I think it really sounds nice. I've made my own backingtrack :-) .

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Aug 26, 2018

That's very good John, you are definately on the right track. Keep up the good work! Duke  

charlie Aug 11, 2018

Thanks so much Duke! Great playing and great advice on mindset!

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