This week we are working the solo for "Why Don't You Do Right." I came up with a solo based on Dave Barbour and Charlie Christian. Both players though different, share a great blues base to their playing and also have a harmonic concept that is on the verge of the early Bop sound harmonically. I use some minor 6 and 9s. In the solo especially in the front of the solo. Charlie Christian used this idea often in minor tunes. I improvised this solo and admittedly fixed a few things to make it a cohesive solo that works for the tune.
Track coming soon!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Why Don't You Do Right
Note: The Peggy Lee version that Duke mentions is in the Background Listening
Loop 0:00 Solo to Why Don't You Do Right w/ Click Track
Loop 0:32 Breakdown of Solo
Loop 12:08 Slow Run-Through of Solo
Loop 12:42 Closing Thoughts
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Thank YOU Tom!
Sounds good Steve, gettin' close! Duke
Thanks Duke . Nice .
Here i am attempting to emulate your solo. looking forward to the backing track.
Wow Bruce, that was fast! You nailed it buddy........
Hi Duke! I decided to learn your solo first, then start working on improvisation because I really love what you are doing with the time. Especially that first phrase where you start in double time feel and end up in regular time. You lay down that groove so solid that you could drive it. And again later where it jumps into the double time phrasing and then back, all while playing mostly the one repeated note. That is just so cool, and you make it sound so good, Duke. So I wanted to see if I could get the feel of doing that kind of groove on guitar, changing between the double time feel and regular feel. It almost reminds me of a Leslie speaker going from fast spin speed to slow spin.
I do hope that you do a backing track with the vocalist and no lead guitar! That would be fantastic!
Thanks for the great lesson!
Hi Steve, We'll have the track for you to play to soon. Yes it's a great song! That is a new Casino. It's fabulous, I had to intonate it but it came set up great right out of the box! I think It's about the best new Epiphone I've ever bought. Duke
Great song Duke. I did the chords lesson and played along with lesson two. I listened to Peggy's verison and played over it from youtube. Looking forward to getting to this lesson and the backing track when it come up. by the way Is that a new casino?