Charlie Hunter(2)

Few things are as funky and greasy as a blues played on a Hammond B3 organ. We guitarists can take inspiration from Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, and other B3 greats by playing organ-style grooves in our own way on our instrument.
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This lesson shares a tasty 12-bar B3-style blues shuffle I play that is based around a I-IV-V blues in the key of C. The cornerstone of the progresion is the recurring two-bar, I-chord vamp (C7#9-Db9-D7b9-Db9), which features Eb as the highest note in each chord. Keep the bass line’s eighth-notes swinging and punchy, and work toward being able to phrase the chord stabs many different ways, not just in the rhythm presented here.

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