Dennis Gruenling

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First Class

Breakdown of 2nd Chorus

Hi Sonic Harpers!

For our second week tearing apart my 1st Position piece “First Class” we will be adding some really nasty sounding 3 draw bends. This will include distorting the half step bend on the 3 draw, as well as adding some vibrato to the note (or tremolo if that is easier for you). Also in this chorus, we will be utilizing some smooth gradual bends on the 2 draw. This is something I will be revisiting several times in this song, so make sure you work on your bending muscles here with the 2 draw and 3 draw to make sure you can handle the smooth “in between” steps as we weave in between these notes here.

Have at it, and I hope you enjoy riding in First Class!

- Dennis Gruenling




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
1st Position

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

G Harp in the Key of G.

Loop 0:40 2nd Verse Acoustically

Loop 1:04 Breakdown of First 8 Bars

Loop 3:55 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 4:19 Breakdown of V Chord (Last 4 Bars)

Loop 6:48 Practice Loop of V Chord

Loop 7:08 Practice Loop of 2nd Chorus

Loop 7:38 Slow Practice Loop of 2nd Chorus





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Ryan Jan 03, 2018

I love the sound of the lower end this 1st position stuff, although this lesson has made realise that my 3 hole bends are still a work in progress.

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Jan 03, 2018

They are for everybody! One of the most difficult things about the harp...

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