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Swingin' the Blues


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Swingin' the Blues > Soloing

Lesson 5 is a double lesson focused on soloing.  Duke gives a general overivew of jazzy blues / swing guitar soloing.  He discusses avoiding the minor penatonic scale on the I chord and playing over the II to V change. Duke also gets into using the "old style" swing-scale pattern and chromatic tones, double stops, solo riffs based on tones of passing chords and playing in second position.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Duke Robillard
jazzy blues
Swing Guitar

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 1:03 Breakdown of Soloing

Loop 5:22 Practice 1 Example


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 9:10 Practice 2 Example

Loop 11:37 Practice 3 Example

Loop 15:44 Bass Jam Track for Practice 1

Loop 17:15 Bass Jam Track for Practice 2

Loop 18:45 Bass Jam Track for Practice 3





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Chilcoat Francis
Chilcoat Francis Jan 19, 2015

Thanks Duke. You really have opened up an avenue for me. I know this is just the surface but the lessons have informed some of my songs to now be better presented. I gotta practice so, thanks again. 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Sep 15, 2014

Thanks Steve, Enjoy! Duke 

Steve Lauder
Steve Lauder Sep 15, 2014

I feel like i just hit gold with this series. Wow. Thanks Duke.

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