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Single note boogie
« on: February 26, 2012, 05:51:22 PM »
I hadn't played a single-note boogie in ages.  I did today, starting on the 2D. (hit each note twice: 2d, 3d, 4d, 5b, 5d, 5b, 4d, 3d)  Then I was doing the IV, and I realized there's a note missing (4b, 5b, 6b, 6d, ___)  I noticed Frosty saying his Richter had the 7D tuned down a half step.  I think that's the note I was missing.  You can also OB the 6 to get it.  I can OB 6 but not twice in a row in a fast boogie.  I think Todd Parrot does all his Richters that way.  It's odd to me, though, I thought I used to play single note boogies a lot in the seventies, I must've been shluffing the missing note.  Or is there another way I'm missing?  Maybe using a different position?

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Re: Single note boogie
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 05:35:10 PM »
you can play it at the low end starting on 1b, i think.
it requires some bending, but sure sounds better.

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Re: Single note boogie
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 08:40:38 PM »
Cool, that works.  I usually avoid starting on a blow 1, but all the bends on this give it a nice feel.  Thanks!

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Re: Single note boogie
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 11:54:30 PM »
7 blow works for me.

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Re: Single note boogie
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 11:58:05 PM »
Oh forgot to add you can play 3b instead of 2d to start the lick especially if you tongue slap it.

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Re: Single note boogie
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 05:01:24 PM »
For some reason 7B didn't sound right at the time.  Of course it sounds fine to me now, DOH.  And thanks for the tip on the slaps, Cameron!

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Re: Single note boogie
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 07:23:41 PM »
i just wanted to clarify-
start on the 1b for the IV chord. :P

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Re: Single note boogie
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 07:25:04 AM »
Yeah. Starting on the 1b for the IV chord works well. I do a lot of variations on boogie walking patterns and usually start the IV on the 1b.

 

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