Hi Harp Fans!
This week we dive further into “Lookin’ Sharp”, my diatonic harmonica tribute to George “Harmonica” Smith. In Chorus Two, we will work on using more octaves, slight 5 draw bends, and powerful 4 draw scoops. As we go into Chorus Three we will work on subtleties with the 3 draw bend with throat and hand vibrato, and the building of tension with timing and phrasing, which is one of the things that George Smith was most known for.
Dig in, and keep yourself “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 Three Choruses of "Lookin' Sharp"
Loop 1:36 Introduction to the 2nd and 3rd Chorus Breakdown
Loop 2:24 2nd Chorus Run-Through
Loop 3:01 I Chord Breakdown
Loop 6:33 IV Chord Breakdown
Loop 7:50 Practice Loop of I and IV Chord
Loop 8:07 I Chord Breakdown (Bars 7 & 8)
Loop 9:27 V Chord Through the Turnaround
Loop 11:25 Practice Loop of 2nd Chorus
Loop 11:58 3rd Chorus Breakdown
Loop 15:57 Practice Loop of 2nd and 3rd Chorus