Hi Everyone -
This week we tackle the first chorus of my George “Harmonica" Smith tribute “Lookin’ Sharp”. I will go over various George Smith stylings, such as his use of tremolo, octaves with tremolo, his bent 3 draw usage and his approach using both root notes on the 2 draw and 3 blow. Remember, if any of these techniques are new to you (such as octaves with tremolo), practice them as a separate exercise.
So work on your tremolo and vibrato and start “Lookin’ Sharp”!
- Dennis Gruenling
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Key of A
George Harmonica Smith
D Harp in the Key of A
Loop 0:00 First Two Choruses of "Lookin' Sharp"
Loop 1:40 Breakdown of Hook Riff
Loop 4:16 Hook Riff Variation
Loop 6:44 Practice Loop of Hook Riff
Loop 7:18 Octave Tremelo Riff
Loop 8:34 Fourth Verse
Loop 9:28 Practice Loop
Loop 9:48 4 / 5 Trill Riff
Loop 11:19 Practice Loop
Loop 11:40 V Chord to Turnaround
Loop 13:57 Practice Loop of First Chorus