Dennis Gruenling

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Third Is The Word


Fifth Chorus Breakdown

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to my 3rd Position piece “Third Is The Word”, where this week we cover Chorus 5 and utilize almost two full octaves of the harmonica. The beginning of this chorus has us doing a little bit of call & response with ourselves, only to move further up the harp and move into the high end of the middle octave. Also, we will be playing a long wailing note in there, so be sure you have good control of your breath, or you may turn a little blue…Word!

- Dennis Gruenling

 

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
3rd Position

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of D.

Loop 0:18 5th Chorus Acoustically

Loop 0:50 Learning 3rd Position

Loop 2:50 Breakdown of First 4 Bars and 2nd Verse

Loop 5:05 IV Chord Breakdown (Bars 5 - 10)

Loop 7:42 Breakdown of Turnaround

Loop 8:10 Slow Practice Loop Of Last 8 Bars

Loop 8:32 Slow Practice Loop of 5th Chorus

Loop 9:02 Practice Loop of 5th Chorus

Loop 9:27 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Marc Graci
Marc Graci Apr 30, 2018

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling May 03, 2018

Nice work with this!! Right on

Boyd R
Boyd R Apr 14, 2017

thanks I tongue block without even thinging about it, great lesson learning some great stuff here. I still have hard time with timing

Boyd R
Boyd R Apr 14, 2017

thanks I tongue block without even thinging about it, great lesson learning some great stuff here. I still have hard time with timing

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Apr 14, 2017

If timing is an issue, spend some of your practice time playing with just a metronome. It is boring and annoying, but is the BEST way to help. And I would work on some rhythm playing with a metronome....thanks!

Marc Graci
Marc Graci Apr 27, 2018

I find it really helpful to go back and watch Dennis's intro, where he is accompanied by guitar. Hearing the chord changes helps me dial in where the down beat is and where I have to place certain notes.

Boyd R
Boyd R Apr 14, 2017

You're tongue blocking right

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Apr 14, 2017

Yes indeed...unless I state otherwise, everyhting I play is tongue-blocked.

Keep in mind, if you don't tongue-block you can still work on the notes, patterns, etc....and then work on tongue-blocking clean single notes in separate practice time until you get it down.

 
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