This is the third lesson of Duke Robillard's Swingin' the Blues series of swing guitar lessons. The goal for this series is to transition a player familiar with standard 12 bar blues to more melodic and complex jazzy blues / swing guitar chords, comping and soloing. In Lesson 3, Duke focuses on jazz guitar comping: punctuating within a chord progression to add rhythmic and harmonic variation. Duke discusses: 1. similarities between jazz guitar comping and jazz piano comping 2. variations of the I (Bb7) chord leading the the IV chord 2. picking technique 3. using the sharp 9 and flat 9 as passing chords 4. history of 9th and 7th chords chords in blues and early jazz and 4. using chords to create melodic lines
Loop 0:58 Breakdown of Chord Comping
Loop 5:50 Practice 1 Example
Loop 11:31 Practice 2 Example
Loop 12:59 Bass Jam Track for Practice 1
Loop 14:02 Bass Jam Track for Practice 2
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Thanks Michael, Glad you're enjoying it! Duke
Thanks Duke, from a fellow Rhode Islander.
Maestro Duke excellent video it's an honor to see and learn from a jazz virtuoso. This will be great new chapter in my life learning jazz from the great. Again I thank you and Sonic Junction for such a Mojo experience. Your loyal sponge Marc Meraz..
Thanks Mark, I am happy you are getting results from my lessons! Duke
Thank You Marc! Duke
Hey Duke !
I'm with Bruce..... here from the link also. Beautiful chords, beautiful lesson, GORGEOUS Gibson. Please keep these swing videos up for us, it may take a while to digest. A wonderful surprise. Thanks to you all.
Best, Mark ( from Western Australia )
mark, I will surely keep them coming! Duke
I got to this lesson via the link from the chords page for Route 66 (which is a great lesson!) and my head just about exploded when I watched it. There's about 50 million great things to learn in this lesson! I just wish (cough, cough...Mike...) that the video and tab was in the modern format so I could more easily slow it down to play along with. All those new chords will take a while to get comfortable with.
Anyway, I'm so glad this lesson was sitting here waiting for me! I really need to go through these older lessons and catch up on everything I missed. Thanks Duke!
Mark, I hope that mike got it sraightened out for you. Duke
video keeps buffering, want to join,but i just spent 15 min. on 1 free lesson and never finished. maybe its my laptop,i dont know? mark email@example.com
Hi Mark --- thanks for the message. The lessons load fine for us --- it's most likely you internet connect (not your laptop)
--- what type of internet connection do you have?
--- was anyone else online / using your connection while you were trying to watch the lesson?
Please let me know via the Contact Us page and we will get it solved for you.
Great Chris, and Thank you! Duke
Duke, I just want to say thank you. I've been wanting to get swing under my fingers for a long time and you've really made it easy for me to do that. I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me. I will upload videos a bit later. But thank you.
Duke this is the perfect lesson for me. I've been searching searchin, for this.
You're very welcome mike!
I love these chords! Thanks for the great lesson.