This week we're re-issuing one of Duke's most popular lessons: Route Slow Blues In C. We've updated the lesson with a full transcription of the solo. We will add the 2nd chorus next week. Enjoy.
Hi Folks, This week we are going to start working on improvising on a slow blues in C. I talk at length about the aspects I consider important of soloing on slow blues. We go over points on phrasing, timing of riffs for emotional effect. I demonstrate a 4 chorus solo, building in intensity as I climb up from 1st to 2nd position adding different types of bends and flurries of notes. Then I show and explain some of the ideas I used in my solo.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 6:02 First Chorus Practice Loop
Loop 7:04 to practice the second chorus
Loop 7:54 Third Chorus Practice Loop
Loop 8:43 Fourth Chorus Practice Loop