Hello Sonic Beings - this week we dive into the second chorus of my “Buffle Off To Shuffalo” study song. As with most of this song, you will be working on keeping a rock solid sense of rhythm with this chorus, but there are some great little licks thrown in, in between the rhythmic bursts. You will be hitting some distorted notes (namely the 3 draw half bend distorted, and 4 draw distorted), and making sure you can control a nice scoop up on the 4 draw. Remember, the main goal with this study piece is to really work on your rhythmic chops and your timing….so if you find yourself losing the rhythm or struggling with the timing of it all, just take a step back and bite off a smaller piece of it and make sure you get it down correctly at a slower tempo. The beauty of working on your timing & rhythmic chops is that once you get it down correctly, it’s ok if it’s slow, you can just build up your speed with a metronome as you practice it. That is the best way, and believe me, I know from many years of doing it myself.
So get groovin’ and I’ll see you next time!
- 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 Lesson
Loop 1:22 Second Chorus Acoustically
Loop 1:55 The Importance of Rhythm
Loop 2:16 Breakdow of First Riff
Loop 4:04 Breakdown of First Riff Variation
Loop 4:40 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars
Loop 4:56 IV Chord Breakdown
Loop 5:51 I Chord Riff (Repeat of First Riff)
Loop 6:55 Slow Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 7:30 V Chord / Turnaround Breakdown
Loop 13:00 Practice Loop of V Chord
Loop 13:18 Practice Loop of Second Chorus
Loop 13:53 Closing Thoughts