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Split The Difference

First Verse Breakdown

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Split The Difference > First Verse Breakdown

Hi Harpers -

This week we start dissecting my Split The Difference piece, and we look into the split interval/octaves technique on the diatonic harp. As with any technique, it’s always a good idea to make sure you work on the technique by itself first before using it in a solo or song. So, if this technique is completely new to you, set aside some time to work on these tongue-split intervals and octaves that I explain. If you have been doing them, but not always cleanly, here is your chance to brush up on the technique…so dive in and have some fun with these octaves!




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Bb Harp in the Key of F.

Loop 0:00 Run-Through with Gutiar

Loop 0:37 Introduction to Tongue Splits and Octaves

Loop 3:11 Run-Through of First Verse (Harmonica)

Loop 3:54 Breakdown of Intro

Loop 5:18 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 7:33 Breakdown of Next Section

Loop 9:34 Practice Loop of First Two Sections

Loop 9:55 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 11:28 Slow Practice Loop of Intro and First Verse

Loop 12:18 Practice Loop of Intro and First Verse

Loop 12:50 Closing Thoughts




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Boyd R
Boyd R Apr 18, 2019

Like the new notes. It's going to be fun learning this, it took a while to start  understanding it after two weeks

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Apr 19, 2019

Let me know what questions you have...I'm happy to help!

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