John Heussenstamm

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Solo Songs


John composes 2 blues songs after giving a primer on the blues.

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 1 4:17 08-18-2007 this introduction to the blues discusses the chords used, what is meant by the 12 bar blues, and different 'feels' such as a few blues shuffles, and 6/8 or 12/8. Also the blues turnaround is introduced, and a few varieties are demonstrated.
 2 3:12 12-02-2008 part 1 of 3 of a blues solo that sounds good without accompaniment. This song uses many of the techniques and chords outlined in previous lessons, such as the turnaround, discussed in the prior lesson.
 3 2:28 04-23-2009 part 2 of this blues solo continues with the addition of riffs from the pentatonic scales.
 4 1:58 12-02-2008 final part of this blues solo song is played from beginning to end without interruption.


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 5 4:32 04-23-2009 part 1 of 2 of a solo 'walking blues', which gets its name from the moving bass line.
 6 2:19 10-30-2007 part 2 of 2 of a solo 'walking blues', which gets its name from the moving bass line. "Double hammer-on's" and other embellishments are added to the chord riffs to improve the sound of the song.
 7 3:54 06-09-2009 part 1 of 2 of a solo 'boogie', which is a great type of song for story-telling. This part is relatively easy, but it must be practiced thoroughly because John picks up the pace in part 2.
 8 4:49 06-09-2009 part 2 of 2 of the solo 'boogie', adds riffs and a chord change to the song outlined in part 1. John embellishes the basic chord riff outlined in the previous segment, but the standard version is tabbed.