“Hudson River Boogie” is a 24 bar blues swing tune played mostly with two single note lines running through the chord progression. Since there are no full chord positions to hold down, the bass and melody simply ‘outline’ the chord shapes, with one or two notes in the position. In part two, the descending bass riffs are out of the E chord. Even though you are not playing the full chord shapes, it’s a good idea to understand and “see” where they are. Although based on the ideas of traditional blues, this tune has a more modern sound to it.
Difficulty: Post beginner. Sounds more difficulty than it sounds.
Music/tablature included in Adobe PDF format