Jump Your Blues
Members, I'm committing a managerial asssist with Esteban's posting of his excellent Jump Your Blues recording. With Robert's new Forum format, players should post lesson/course performances under the particular lesson Thread.
So here's mi Caballero de Cataluna, Professor Blues' recording:
"Clayton, this morning I recorded for you 'Jump your Blues'. A revisited version, long time ago from my first performance. Not so easy in a single run. This is what remains......hope you like it, but as usual critics, comments and suggestions are warm welcome."
Robert, I really like this lesson at just a bit slower than what you put it at. Probably because I'm just slow 🙂
I have been listening to T-Bone quite a bit recently and thinking about how the vocals fit in. Some of the short individual licks in T-Bone Scuffle are good for the fill parts, others cross the transitions into lyrics. A lesson from you on how fills fit in with the vocals would be nice some time; what the minimal designs for the fill motifs are. I'm thinking a bit about your cool short lesson on the Mike Bloomfield lick!
Its a mean old |
(I) world [fill] | (IV) to live in all by your | (I) self [fill] | (I) Its a mean old |
(IV) world [fill] | (IV) to live in all by your | (I) self [fill] | (I) When the one that you |
(V) love [fill] | (IV) has the eyes for someone | (I) else [turnaround]
Wow, awesome! This is a very rhythmic solo, isn't it? I applaud you for the effort! I think in general, you sometimes rush a little bit, which is very common - I do too. Overall, I think your bends are good, the tone is good, and you just have tighten things up and have fewer mistakes, and you'll be set to wow the crowd at the next blues jam session!
I'm here to help.
I just recorded the solo! Pretty proud of that, even at 85% speed. You can have a listen here:
That was very good playing with the feeling that seems to come natural for you.