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Stompin' At The Savoy


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Hello Everyone,

Today we are starting a new tune. Its a swing era classic. The Chick Webb and Benny Goodman favorite "Stompin' At The Savoy. A staple of any jazz repertoire it's a fun tune to play. We learn it in it's original key of Db which is a fairly standard jazz key. This has some new twists on a basic swing progression which makes it interesting and fun to learn. As always we learn the chords and rhythm first. Get the progression down folks, we're going to have fun with this one.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
Benny Goodman
Joe Pass
Stompin' At The Savoy

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Melody

Loop 1:17 Breakdown of Chords

Loop 10:06 Practice Loop of Chords


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 11:25 Variations

Loop 16:30 Closing Thoughts 





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Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Apr 10, 2017

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 10, 2017

Hey Steve, That sounds great! Nice and smooth. Beautiful ES 175 also! Duke

Boyd R
Boyd R Mar 13, 2017

It's fine  i had to delete Sonic Junction and upload it again. it's working great now thanks everyone

Boyd R
Boyd R Mar 13, 2017

The computer I am using is a Samsung laptop.  I don't have the chord diagram or the feature that I can slow it down. I have the slowing down feature still on the harmonica site and I had the slowing down feature on the guitar site for years, but on the new guitar song I don't have it.  On the older guitar songs I can still control them and slow them down, but on the newer songs I cannot slow them down.  When you made the tab change it makes it harder for me and you can't slow it down and it doesn't show the chords separately.  That was a good feature, I am sorry it is gone.

Boyd R
Boyd R Mar 12, 2017

why don't i have the slow down on the newer lesson's

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Mar 12, 2017

Hi Boyd -- what type of computer / browser are you using ?

Bernard Parent
Bernard Parent Jan 11, 2017

P.S. I can't wait for the melody & solo to "Stomping!"

Bernard Parent
Bernard Parent Jan 11, 2017

Hi Duke, did you mean a Telecaster wih heavy (flatwounds 12/52) strings? By the way I wish you a very Happy New Year, you're doing a fantastic job  here with your teaching. Will you gave us some tuitions from the Nat King Cole trio? "Sweet Lorraine " is on top of my wish list!!! Did  you try the VA180 H from Vintage 47 Amps, J. Stout seems to like it a lot. I guess it could be my amp of choice

 Take good care , Bernard

Tom K.
Tom K. Jan 10, 2017

Nice . Thanks Duke.

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jan 07, 2017

Hey Duke! Great song and fun chords to play. I probably should've gone to a Db7 before going to the B section, but other than that, how's this sound?  Thanks, Bruce

bernard Glorian
bernard Glorian Jan 07, 2017

I always loved that song !!  great thanks Mr Duke !!  

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