Combining Riffs and Rhythms

This was posted to YouTube a few years back but though I'd add it here as's a good explanation of my approach and how I think about combining "hooks" and riffs with rhythm parts.

Bob Mc

That C#7 with the open e is so simple but so cool. I was playing around with it and added this F#7 as the IV chord (taken from Duke Robillard column in GP a long time ago):

- 0 -

- 2 -

- 3 -

- 4 -

- x -

- 2 -


I never found I good use for the Duke chords as a I chord, I really like how they sound with each other.