I had a request for something will a little less syncopation than the previous pieces, so I chose to do a version of All Blues. I have been getting into Kenny Burrell a bit and noticed that some of the 3 note chord shapes he uses are similar to Charlie Hunter's and I like the way he comps through the changes in this piece. There are a few nice shapes/patterns that you can easily take and use as your own.
The piece itself is particularly simple and nice to play through; the hard bit is the physical side of playing barres on the 8-string, but I feel it is something which none the less should be practiced. I know some people find playing barres hard on their fingers or wrist so take it easy and find a comfortable position to play in.
This is just an arrangement of the comping, over the next few posts I hope to have a version that incorporates the melody. At this time it has a few stretches that most people (including myself!) wouldn't find easy. So:
Kenny Burrell - All Blues (8 String)
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will catch you in a few days with some more simple grooves and patterns for the fellow beginners/improvers out there.