Swallowtail Blues

Did you know that you can take an Irish tune like Swallowtail Jig and turn it into a blues song?

I played it with a 4/4 beat (1-2-3-4) instead of a jig beat (1-2-3-4-5-6). 

And instead of a heavy triplet feel, I played with a swing feel.

I also added a lot of slowwwww slides to grease it up.

Most of the slides slide from below up to the target note. But at the end of each part, I slide down from D1 and then back up to D1.

Technically, this is not in the 12-bar blues form, but it feels like a blues song.

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Further learning

Swallowtail Jig

Blues Fiddle Workshop

Hesitation Blues Workshop

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