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Solo - First A Section

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Honeysuckle Rose > Solo - First A Section

Hi Folks,

This weeks lesson is the first A section of my solo on Honeysuckle Rose. I put together a simple solo that shouldn't be too difficult for you. We will take it a section at a time. I advise you to listen to as many versions of this song as you can and try to pick some stuff up by ear. Try listening to Charlie Christian's version with Benny Goodman, Nat Cole with Oscar Moore and any other hundreds of versions. And listen to ALL the soloists not just the guitar. I have gotten as much from horn and keyboard players or more maybe than from guitarists. Work on it and when you're ready post your take on it.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
Ella Fitzgerald
Honeysuckle Rose

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Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Solo to Honeysuckle Rose


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 1:26 Breakdown of Solo

Loop 8:46 Slow Practice Loop of A Section Solo

Loop 10:18 Closing Thoughts




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Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jun 26, 2016

Hey Duke! I always learn so much from learning your solos, especially your nuances in phrasing. Sometimes one of your rests causes the rest of the phrase to get much cooler. I especially love that lick that you do in the 10th bar, where you slide up, play a note higher, then slide back down fast. I love that sound. I can't consistently get that great sound you get on it, but I'm working on it. Hey, if you have a chance, please watch the video I uploaded the other day for Route 66. I'd love to get your thoughts on that one too. Thanks, Bruce.

charlie Jun 25, 2016

Here's my cut of where we are so far (some obvious fluffs, which I can't try and pretend I intended as jazz! ; )

Great lesson as always Duke!

Tom K.
Tom K. Jun 24, 2016

Nice. Thanks Duke .

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jun 25, 2016

Thanks Tom, Are you the guy from the Tuckertown NJ area? Duke

Tom K.
Tom K. Jun 26, 2016

Yes .and..... been meaning to tell you , one of the cd's I picked up that night was  "The Unheard Duke Robillard Tapes Vol 1 " . That cd cooks !!!  What a great variety of music !!! And these are outtakes !!!  Turned into one of my favorites . That was a great find. Thanks Duke .

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