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Cookin' > Chords and Rhythm

We're re-issuing one of Duke's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Duke:

Hello Folks, the first lesson on my song "Cookin" is learning the chords and working on a organ style shuffle rhythm which actually is derived from the 20s dance "the Charleston" believe in or not. The first beat being on the 1 and the second beat being anticipated to create that rhythm that goes so well with a shuffle. The rhythm here is simple and just makes a nice pad for the soloist. Also the 13th chord voicings sound nice and can be introduced later in the solo to make it build. I have introduced the #5 also as a passing chord to the 4 chord here.







Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Cookin' from Guitar Groove A Rama

Loop 1:26 Breakdown of Rhythm

Loop 8:24 Practice Loop of Rhythm


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 9:45 Rhythm Variations

Loop 16:45 Closing Thoughts





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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 24, 2020

Stay safe everyone! 


Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 24, 2020

Hope it helps Wether! Thanks, Duke 

Wieger Sietsma
Wieger Sietsma Mar 14, 2020

Hi Duke, band rehearsals cancelled because of corona. But I feel lucky to have some home Cookin' to do. Great tune, great rhythm. Many thanks.  

Steve Hill
Steve Hill Mar 06, 2020

Sorry I missed you in Austin last week Duke. Saw it pop up in my feed. Maybe next time...

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 24, 2020

Hopefully i'll be back before long. We had a ball! 

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