Watch the Bill Bailey Melody Guitar online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 1-2-3 Jazz Guitar
The next tune, Bill Bailey, is a 32 bar standard, originally published in 1902. This song has been covered by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Harry Connick Jr. For the 1st chorus I will play the melody straight. The 2nd time I add some rhythmic variation. The 3rd chorus I introduce vibrato and in the 4th chorus I add some slides to the vibrato and the rhythmic variation.