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Boxed Up

7th and 8th Chorus Breakdown

Hey Everyone! 

In this lesson we cover the last two choruses of my third position "Boxed Up" instrumental. There are some melodic ideas carried over from the 4th chorus here, though they are played a little differently, and dynamically lower and less intense.  The 7th chorus ends on a trill that leads us into the last chorus and main melodic theme of the song.  There will be some subtle and not-so-subtle changes in notes, decorations and phrasing to keep it interesting, so pay attention to the changes I make, which again can bring the intensity up and/or down depending how they are played.

I hope you enjoyed this third position workout on my "Boxed Up" instrumental!

- Dennis

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp
3rd Position
Boxed Up
Dave Gross
Key of B
Dennis Gruenling

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of B.

Loop 0:00 Performance of Boxed Up, 7th and 8th Chorus

Loop 1:14 Breakdown of First 4 Bars (I Chord) of 7th Chorus

Loop 2:33 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars

Loop 2:46 Breakdown of Bars 5 - 12 

Loop 5:09 Practice Loop of 7th Chorus (Bars 1- 12)

Loop 5:39 Breakdown of First 4 Bars (I Chord) of 8th Chorus

Loop 7:24 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars

Loop 7:36 Breakdown of Bars 5 - 12 

Loop 9:20 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars of 8th Chorus (Bars 1- 12) 

Loop 9:44 Practice Loop of 7th and 8th Chorus




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Paul W
Paul W Dec 03, 2014

Dennis,  Thanks for the groovy lesson!'s making me learn.  I'm hoping to make it down to see you & Steve Guyger at The Record Collector/Bordentown NJ on the 19th.  


Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 09, 2014

Thanks so much!! If you can make it out, be sure to come up & introduce yourself!! 

Jim Wood
Jim Wood Dec 03, 2014

This was great. Thanks a lot Dennis.

Robert Nov 29, 2014

Very good lessons series Dennis....I'm proud and appreciate your lessons....You Sir, have moved me along.



Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 29, 2014

Thank You very much! Glad this song & lesson have helped you out...keep on a-blowin'!

rob Nov 29, 2014

Sorry about the blank video... meant to upload as an audio file.

rob Nov 29, 2014

First off, thanks for an excellent bunch of lessons. This is a great site. As I've been working on the All Boxed Up instrumental I've tried to focus on not rushing the groove and trying to transition smoothly in and out of the numerous shakes/ warbles. It's been difficult to incorporate so many different techniques. A few missteps but this is where I've gotten with it so far. I've had a bunch of fun trying to work this out. I'd be interested to hear any comments/ criticism. Cheers.

Robert Fox
Robert Fox Nov 28, 2014

Thank for the lessons, Dennis - "Boxed Up" is a great tune and I learned a lot about third position!

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 29, 2014

Robert - Nice job on this! Very nice work incorporating all the techniques and making the transitions as fluid as possible. Really impressed with how smooth some of those bends are on the 6 draw, and your work on the 3 draw notes as well. There are a few points in choruses 6-7-8 where the phrasing gets off track (usually you just rushed one phrase that sets off the next few bars) but overall a great job on this! I have no doubt that you'll be able to accomplish the phrasing easily enough. The technique stuff is usually what I would be more worried about since it takes more work, but I can see (or hear) you got most of that covered already. Thumbs Up!!

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