Hi Folks, this week we are doing the solo section to that's alright. This is a combination guitar and harp in the style that is ensemble blues playing. I go over Jimmy Rogers solo as it is on the record with all it's little peculiarities. That's what makes it so great. At times you can hear him thinking almost as he seems to make last minute decisions in a few places. That is what is great about it in my opinion and a little hard to cop in places because its so spontaneous. So in reality, it's best to learn it as close as you can, then make your own solo out of what you have learned. Copying mistakes is not the desired end result but learning them and then making your own ideas out of them is the best approach. Attaining that "lowdown" sound is not as easy as it seems sometimes, believe me.
Have fun! DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
That's Alright background listening: Jimmy Rodgers
loop @ 1:24 I chord breakdown
loop @ 3:58 I chord example
loop @ 4:20 IV chord breakdown
loop @ 7:31 I and V chord example
loop @ 8:20 V chord
loop @ 8:48 solo example
loop @ 9:35 closing thoughts
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Fantastic lesson Duke. This is just the kind of thing I love; right there when the delta starts to go electric. This is the kind of blues you can get in a groove with and play for days and people will listen to it for days. I just read that Magic Slim passed away a couple of weeks ago. That is another great great blues man, who inspired a lot of people. love to see a lesson one of his songs too.