Duke Robillard

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See See Rider

Acoustic Blues - Intro and Rhythm

Hello Folks,

This week we are starting a new tune but also trying something different. I am going to teach several ways to interpret a song. The song is See See Rider and this week we will do a version based on the original Ma Rainey recording in the key of E. I simulate the basic feel of the original acoustically and use the original chord progression. I demonstrate a simple way to approach playing it acoustic or electric. In the following weeks I will do different styles of the same song like a jump blues, soul jazz and a band slow blues. I'll show you why I use different chords for the different versions and how to approach each version differently.

This should be fun!





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Breakdown of Intro and Rhythm

Loop 15:25 Practice Loop of Acoustic See See Rider


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 18:47 Variatios and Closing Thoughts





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jean michel
jean michel May 16, 2020

Hi Duke,

Such a long time since I posted a video to you…Divorcing can be complicated enough sometimes for a good man to do something else…

Anyway, here’s my best effort in CC Rider…I’ve tried to keep it simple  as you said !

jean michel
jean michel May 16, 2020

charlie May 11, 2020

Nice. How you liking the Recording King? I picked one up a few weeks before lockdown and been messing around with some slide (got the time to now!)

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