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Well Folks, This week we continue with our "Sweet Georgia Brown" lesson. I start by going over the melody again with some embellishments then on to soloing. I demonstrate a number of simple ways you can play over the changes showing faIrly easy riffs based on 7th and 9th chords. I show lots of options for note choices and even how T-Bone style can fit in places. We also work on how to resolve the second 16 bars of the tune in soloing. Next lesson I will elaborate more on soloing over the changes. Good luck and keep the videos and questions coming folks. Don't forget to spread the word about Sonic- Junction! Duke

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
Swing Guitar
Sweet Georgia Brown

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loop @ 1:07 melody review


loop @ 4:54 G9 riff

$2.11h12 $1.10 12 $2.11h12 $1.10 $2.10 11 | $3.12 11 10 $4.12 10h12p10 8/9 $3.10.$2.12.$1.12 |


loop @ 5:46 C7 riffs

$4.10 $3.8/9 $2.8 10 8 | $1.8 $2.10 $1.8 /12 $4.10 |
$3.8/9 $2.8 $3.10 8h9 8 7 6 | $4.10 $5.10 8 7 |


loop @ 6:35 F9 riff

$5.8 $4.7 10 $3.7 10 $2.8h9h10 $1.8 | $1.10/11 8 10 $2.10 $1.8h10p8 $2.11 |
$2.9 10 $3.10 $2.8 $3.7 10 $4.8 7 |


loop @ 10:36 2nd 16 bars


loop @ 12:33 walkdown

$1.8 $2.9h10 $1.8\7 $2.8h9 $1.7\6 $2.7h8 $1.6\5 | $2.6 $1.4 5 6 4h5 $2.6 $3.7 5 $2.6 $1./5 |


loop @ 13:13 Duke / T-Bone style improvisation



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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jan 12, 2017

Hi Duke! I've been working on this lesson from "before my time" at Sonic Junction, and it's really helped me a lot. I've been listening to tons of Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis, but especially Herb. Herb's lyricism combined with his amazing time and sense of playfulness is just so entrancing. There's an incredible hour long video of him teaching on YouTube. I must have watched it at least 10 times so far and I enjoy it and get more out of it each time. I've put a lot into this one, and would love to hear what you think of it! Thanks, Duke -- amazing lesson and such a handy thing to have some experience with those classic changes, since they get used so often. Best, Bruce


Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 14, 2017

Hey Bruce, sounds great and I can hear some herb licks in there. There's alway blues in herb's playing! great job, Duke


Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jan 14, 2017

Thanks so much, Duke! Your lessons keep me ever inspired to be a better player and get closer to the music. 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Sep 23, 2012

Hi Joey, I will look into that and see what I can come up with on the chord solo idea. Thanks, Duke

Joey Gunter
Joey Gunter Sep 22, 2012

Hello Duke. This is a real honor to get to learn from you and also talk to you. I'm a big fan. Any chance you could cover some chord solo technique like what you played at the end of your solo on "Tiny's Tempo"?

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 17, 2012

I'm sure by now Hash IS a master! Duke

Douglas Irwin
Douglas Irwin May 16, 2012

Hash Brown told me anytime I can learn from the master, I had better take advantage. All this time I thought he was the master:)


Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 16, 2012

Welcome aboard Douglas, hope you enjoy my lessons! Duke

Douglas Irwin
Douglas Irwin May 15, 2012

Ok, I am going to be learning some good stuff, now!! Thanks for taking the time to help all us other guitar loving people. Have a great day! 

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