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Duke Robillard - Uptown Blues, Jazz, Rock & Swing

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10 Videos | Length: 1hr 11min 16sec
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  • Introduction & Tuning 6:37

    Introduction & Tuning

    Duke Robillard welcomes you to the course and foes over the guitar tuning.

  • T-Bone Walker Style 13:06

    T-Bone Walker Style

    Duke discusses the classic style of T-Bone Walker.

  • Jazz Guitar Influences 8:50

    Jazz Guitar Influences

    In this video, Duke talks about and plays in the style of some of his jazz influences.

  • Les Paul Style 4:47

    Les Paul Style

    Duke demonstrates some playing in the style of Les Paul.

  • 7:46

    "I Think You Know"

    Duke plays some of the parts from his song "I Think You Know".

  • Using Double-Stops 2:50

    Using Double-Stops

    In this video, Duke discusses ways to include double-stops.

  • More Guitar Style Influences 8:00

    More Guitar Style Influences

    Duke talks about more guitar players who are influences in his playing.

  • Using the Tremolo Arm 3:29

    Using the Tremolo Arm

    Duke shows how the tremelo arm can be utilized in your playing.

  • Jazz Chords in Blues 7:06

    Jazz Chords in Blues

    Duke shows some examples of using jazz chords in your blues playing.

  • Final Performances 8:45

    Final Performances

    Duke gives one last performance.

Product Overview


In this remastered and enhanced Hotlicks video series, take a tour of some great 1940s and 1950s American styles, as guitarist Duke Robillard (Roomful of Blues, The Pleasure Kings, Fabulous Thunderbirds) shares his amazing ability to meld blues, swing, and rock 'n' roll to form his unique uptown sound in this classic Hot Licks session. You'll learn: T-Bone Walker style, Charlie Christian style, Les Paul style, Blues-based swing, Chicago and Texas blues, double-stop moves, and much more!

“A guitarist's guitarist, prolific producer, and master of all things blues, Duke Robillard walks the tightrope between traditionalism and experimentation. He's a master of many styles who moves forward while maintaining a firm grounding in the past.” –Blues Revue


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