Dave Stryker – Blues

Here is a transcription of Dave Stryker’s blues titled Blue Strut.

Really soulful lines with great phrasing and some tasty side-slipping going to the IV. This one has a cool altered turnaround too; the chords are diagrammed at the bottom of page 2 of the transcription.



PDF: BlueStrut-DaveStryker



Henry Johnson – Blues

I saw this video posted to YouTube and wanted to dig into Henry’s soulful playing. Here I have transcribed the first three choruses of Henry’s solo, which starts around 1:10.




Wolf Marshall and Henry Johnson layin’ it down.

The second chorus knocks me out! Great language lines intelligently applied!

I had the pleasure of meeting Henry when he performed at the Twenty/20 grill at the Carlsbad Sheraton.163829_500664383200_3251192_n