This week we are finishing up Use What You Got by working up a second verse solo. Instead of learning a solo note for note, I demonstrate several of Freddie's important early licks that will help you build a solo in the style of Freddie. Keep in mind that true idea here is that you learn the riffs here but the solo trying to employ some of them without thinking too much. In a way, learn them solid then don't think about them and let your solo flow. If you really learn the the licks they should just happen at a time they fit. Send us some videos now.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Use What You Got
Loop 0:00 Learning Approach
Loop 4:45 Example Solo with a Metronome
Loop 5:45 Breakdown of Freddie King Style Solo Ideas
Loop 15:41 2nd Example Solo with a Metronome
Loop 16:44 Closing Thoughts
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Thanks, Gentlemen. It means alot. Tried to get video going, but the audio would skip. Hopefully next time....
Whoa, great stuff, Slim! Very cool!
Thank you Dave!
Slim, Fellow student here... You can be in my garage band here in St.Louis! Nice job and your singing is real, you tell a story and I want keep listening. Duke! You are correct, these Freddie King licks are so useful and should be in everyones toolbox. Great addition to jam with friends.
Okay, here's a very quick Garage Band version with me attempting to sing. I've seen Duke play this many times, it's always been a favorite.
Hey Slim, Great job! Good playing AND singing! and i heard many of the freddie licks in there. keep up the good work..... Duke
That's Awesome :-D
Here's my homework. Following your advice, I practiced the licks, then didn't think and just used what I got :-)
Another terrific lesson. Thanks again!
Very good Peter, There was only one little spot that you went a little out of time so that's very good! This is a really strong track to play along to so I recommend you really work it. it will be a good exercise! Duke
Thanks Duke, the backing tracks are great :-D
I'm very interested in the "push and pull" you talked about. I'd like to hear more about what it does, and how to practice it.
Looking forward to the next song!
Hey Peter! Just wanted to tell you how much I was impressed by your progress. I can really hear what you are laying down! Cool stuff!
Ok - here's what I got. Tele thru a little Champion. I LOVE Freddie, and know I'm nowhere near doing him justice. Still try to shake the 'English' out of my playing (as in too many notes, not enough feel) but I am from London!
Thanks for yet another great lesson Duke, can't wait to see what comes next!
Hi Charlie, Actually, you sound very good! No apoligies about the number of notes needed. You play very well and your solo built nicely. I enjoyed it a lot. keep up the good work! Duke
Hey Duke! Just a quick note to say that this was a really great lesson. I found it very inspiring and will study it carefully, along with all the slow stuff from that great Freddie Federal set that I bought because you introduced us to this great song! Thanks! Best, Bruce
Thank You Bruce, Of course Freddie is an inspiration to nearly everyone who plays the blues. i guess now i will have to get the Federal singles CD and see what I'm missing. Seeing I only had two of the 45s I'm missing a lot for sure! Duke