Any feedback would be great. Thanks Mike,Good job! That is just what I am talking about. Now try going up to the second position to wail. My theroy is that it is always a good idea to learn the melody of a song.
It's a necessity if you are going to do an instrumental version of it. To play some adaptation of it. There are times when it is good to reference the melody in places in a solo, and also it can be a good idea to stay away from the melody, depending what you are trying to achieve. One thing learning the melody does do, is gives you a harmonic perspective of the song.
What I mean is, you can reference the melodic feel of the song in a solo without actually stating it. Just learning to play the melody of a song, even a blues, can give you a valuble subconcious understanding of the songs structure and meaning of song and even lyrics.
Love Is a Gamble. Alimony Blues. Freddie Simon. You Don't Love Me. T-Bone Boogie. Blue Mood. Jessie Mae Robinson. Pony Tail. Dave Bartholomew. I'm Still in Love With You.
Hard Way. Aaron Walker. Born to Be No Good. Tell Me What's the Reason."Blue Mood" is a tribute to and the songs of the great guitarist T-Bone Walker. I didn't know how much an influence T-Bone was on Duke until I picked up a T-Bone Walker collection. Duke is a master of T-Bone's stylish, fluid, swingin style/5(6).