Hi Everyone - this week we start taking apart my new study song "Buffle Off To Shuffalo". The overall idea behind this piece was to work in as much rhythm (in particular, shuffle rhythm) chops as possible in many ways. It won't be a bad idea if you want to work on your timing and rhythm in general as a separate skill, apart from just doing it for this song. Real good timing and rhythm chops come from years of working at it, so get cracking with that metronome in your practice time to get in the groove so you can become a rhythm machine! Of course, there will be some other techniques at work here such as split intervals, but the focus is really heavy on the timing and rhythm, which when mastered, will make you that much better of a musician!
Grab your C harps and give it a go!
- Dennis Gruenling
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Key of G
Buffle Off To Shuffalo
C Harp in the Key of G.
Loop 0:00 First and Second Chorus of Buffle Off to Shuffalo
Loop 1:01 Introduction to Series
Loop 2:47 First Chorus Acoustically
Loop 3:20 Breakdown of Rhythm
Loop 5:00 Breakdow of First Riff
Loop 7:09 Practice Loop of First Riff
Loop 7:19 Breakdown of First Riff Variation
Loop 8:09 IV Chord Breakdown
Loop 10:02 Slow Practice Loop of IV Chord
Loop 10:12 I Chord Riff (Repeat of First Riff)
Loop 10:50 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 11:26 V Chord Breakdown
Loop 13:34 Practice Loop of V Chord
Loop 13:57 Practice Loop of First Chorus
Loop 14:36 Slow Practice Loop of First Chorus
Loop 15:16 Closing Thoughts