This week we are Working on soloing on Texas Flood. Instead of doing a set solo I have chosen to show you a number of riffs that fit in the style of the song. I use my fingers instead of a pick to reproduce a sound similar to Fenton Robinson on the original Larry Davis version. I demonstrate many licks in that style and how to play and use them along with a few Albert King licks a la Stevie Vaughn. I talk at length about soloing on this tune and my views on playing a raw slow blues. Please send us some videos of you playing Texas Flood. Let me see you go for it!
Enjoy, DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
roomful of blues
Texas Flood background listening: Larry Davis & Duke Robillard
loop @ 4:47 Fenton Robinson Lick
loop @ 11:01 Stretching the 7th to the Root
loop @ 11:33 Johnny "Guitar" Watson Lick
loop @ 13:05 Slow Lick
loop @ 15:56 Albert King Bending
loop @ 19:23 Stevie Ray Vaughan Lick
loop @ 20:20 Closing Thoughts
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Hey Peter, Sounds good. I dig the raw aspect of your playing also. keep it up! Duke
Here ya go Duke,
I made a point of eating BBQ and then not washing my fingers before I played.
But it probably sounds better if the listener drinks something strong first ;-)