Hello Fellow Harpers!
This week we tackle the next two “riff” choruses of “First Class”. The first of which really needs your attention on differentiating between the half- and whole-step bends on the 3 draw. This is where practicing with a tuner really pays off! When practicing them with a tuner, try to get as close as possible to pitch, then hold it for a few seconds, and alternate between the two notes. The second chorus has more blow notes utilized, including some percussive 1 blows.
Make sure you are comfortable repeatedly playing this lowest note on the harp, and I’ll see you next time for the next two choruses!
- Dennis Gruenling
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
G Harp in the Key of G.
Loop 0:16 5th and 6th Chorus Acoustically
Loop 1:01 Breakdown of First 8 Bars of 5th Chorus
Loop 4:17 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 4:36 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown
Loop 6:21 Practice Loop of 5th Chorus
Loop 6:50 Breakdown of First 8 Bars of 6th Chorus
Loop 8:45 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 9:08 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown
Loop 10:35 Practice Loop of 6th Chorus
Loop 11:06 Practice Loop of 5th and 6th Chorus Together