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How to swing.

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by johnny k, May 16, 2018.

  1. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Time to implement the Ol’ Blue Eyes pedal
     
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  2. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    you ve got the first 5 notes in ex 1 played on the b string in the wayne hancock song !
     
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  3. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    Check out Grady Martin's solo on the classic "My Window Faces The South"

     
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  4. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    Here's a great George Barnes solo (it's just a blues)

     

  5. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    Are you capable of identifying that all that is going on in those examples is an outline of a major chord (E in this case)?

    It's the "C" chord shape of the CAGED system.

    Please don't possibly interpret that in any way other than I simply don't know how long you've been playing and what background you have with guitar. That question might seem rather easy, or very complex depending on how much you already know.

    I find it best to approach solos like this from their chord standpoint rather than a scale standpoint.
     

  6. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    do you mean this E ? if i can remember what i ve read about CAGED, this makes the E chord played in the C position. I think when i solo i tend to play the scale of the chord. So if it is a A / E thing, i try to play first in A then switch to the E scale. Which scale i don t know, though.

    e-4-
    b-5-
    g-4-
    d-6-
    a-7-
     

  7. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    That guitar solo is awesome, i love it ! that s the next one i ll try to learn !
     
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  8. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    This guitar solo is cool too, but i find it more rockabilly, probably because of the bends.
     
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  9. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    You got it.
     
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  10. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2011
    los angeles
    I thought you were talking about this:

     
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  11. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    You should like these if you're not already familiar:



     
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  12. Dennyf

    Dennyf Tele-Holic

    799
    Feb 9, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Hmm. Well, look at each beat as an eighth-note triplet. ONE-and-uh Two-and-uh Three-and-uh Four-and-uh. Make each syllable sound for the same duration, as if you had 12 equal-length notes, not like Lawrence Welk counting off a tune. Do that over and over until it's easy and natural.

    Now, to swing, just leave out the -and-, or more accurately, add it to the ONE, Two, Three, Four. One-uh Two-uh Three-uh Four-uh.

    This is basic swing. There's all kinds of discussions about variations, shuffles, different grooves and "feels." And there is a fair bit of that, you'll get it all once you're swingin'.
     
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  13. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    I ve got a transcription of fat boy rag in Fred Sokolow i think. I ll have to try it.
     
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  14. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    I love some of Fred's stuff, but his Jr Barnard is in positions that Jr doesn't appear to play in the video's I've seen and people I've talked to.
     

  15. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    oh ok. I ll have to give it a try to see if it works for me.
     

  16. Harry Styron

    Harry Styron Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 2, 2011
    Branson, Mo
    I like Leon’s advice about listening and learning to feel the swing pulse. Aimee Nolte has several great videos about swinging, starting with this:
     
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  17. WhiskeyRebellio

    WhiskeyRebellio TDPRI Member

    41
    Jan 12, 2015
    Williston ND
    Listen to as much music with sung rhythm's as you can. You have to have a body feel for it or you will sound robotic and, for lack of a better term,"white".....LOL!
     
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  18. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France
    Awafullly nice girl she can fake it, but i play thr guitar : i ll still jam to her songs.
     

  19. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    France

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