Duke Robillard - Guitar Method, Volume 1
By Duke Robillard. Instructional/Guitar/DVD. DVD. MVD #MVD4869. Published by MVD (HL.320941).
Item Number: HL.320941
ISBN 1423490460. 5.25x7.5 inches.
Duke teaches his favorite rhythm guitar ideas and chord progressions in this DVD. Demonstrated are his favorite Chicago blues turnarounds, the best chord voicings to use in blues, mixing double stops with chords for interesting backgrounds behind solos, sliding 6th chords, guitar boogie rhythms, expressive picking techniques and more! The DVD also includes live concert footage of the Duke Robillard Band at the Belgium Peer Rhythm and Blues Festival 2002 performing “If Walls Could Talk” and “Gee I Wish.” 54 minutes.
Inspired by blues legends like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian and Big Joe Turner, Duke's guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded the renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. Duke has toured the world with his own band and also as Tom Wait's guitarist and Jimmie Vaughan's replacement in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Duke has recorded twenty acclaimed solo albums including Grammy Nominated Guitar Groove-a-rama. In addition to his own recordings, Duke has played on and/or produced albums by Bob Dylan (1997's Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind), Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Kim Wilson, Jay McShann, Pinetop Perkins, John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor and many more. The legendary B.B. King called Duke “one of the great players.”.