Hey there harpsters of Sonic Junction! Dennis here to take you on through the rest of my 3rd position study piece “Third is the Word”. This final section will have us using some tongue-vamping, trills, distorted notes, and using our full bottom octave and low bends on the A harp. The precision needed to hit these bent notes correctly in this is not the easiest, but with some practice (especially with a tuner, hint-hint) you can really start to nail these notes. Remember that the groove is such an important part of the phrasing with much of this song, and most of this music in general. Make sure you have a metronome to use with your practice time for rhythmic practice, and a tuner to practice your bends with.
Enjoy the rest of this tune, and I’ll see you next time here on Sonic Junction!
- Dennis GruenlingTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of B.
Loop 0:15 11th and 12th Chorus Acoustically
Loop 1:11 Breakdown of First 8 Bars
Loop 2:42 Practice Loop First 8 Bars
Loop 3:04 Breakdown of Turnaround
Loop 4:34 Practice Loop of 11th Chorus
Loop 5:02 Breakdown of First 8 Bars
Loop 6:57 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 7:47 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars
Loop 9:49 Practice Loop of 11th Chorus
Loop 10:18 Closing Thoughts