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Slow Chicago Blues > Improvisation

Hello Friends,

This week we are working on the final lesson for Early in the Morning. I continue this week with more ideas and demonstrations for lines in the Buddy Guy style. Obviously if you are playing with a harp player you would leave more space and compliment the harp but if you use this arrangement as a guitar feature it does work well also. So I try to give you as many ideas as possible to use as if it were a guitar feature a la Buddy Guy. So let's see some videos and hear your take on it.








Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 10:35 The Style of Buddy Guy

Loop 13:00 Practice Loop of Buddy Guy Style Improvisation


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 13:58 Closing Thoughts





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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Aug 02, 2018

Yeah Bruce, He may be an alien who landed in  Louisiana! 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 30, 2018

Happy Birthday, Buddy Guy!!

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 29, 2018

Hey Duke! Wow, trying to play like Buddy is like learning to speak Martian! He builds his own universe there for a few seconds, then *bang!* and you're back in Chicago. "In the middle of the floor" -- I was never able to understand that lyric until you sang it! I found that Buddy's guitar mostly appears in the right channel on the original record, so I made a version from just the left channel where you can really only hear a ghost of Buddy's original track and it makes a great backing track. I just love the way the Fred Below rolls into the IV chord during the 1st harp solo. I had a lot of fun working on this one. Looking forward to hearing what you think! Best, Bruce

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Aug 02, 2018

Good job copping Buddy's licks! Now lets see you post to my track playing your own lick in Buddy's style! 

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