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Two Way Boogie


Performance and Introduction

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Hi Harpsters!

This week we listen to my new study piece “Two Way Boogie” which incorporates some varying approaches to a tongue-blocked shuffle rhythm and different changes in the 12-bar blues structure. It’s gonna be fun, so get your harps (and your ears) out and get ready to Boogie!!

- Dennis Gruenling

 

 

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

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Bb Harp in the Key of F.

Loop 1:05 Introduction to Two Way Boogie

Loop 1:59 Whole Song

Loop 1:59 First Chorus - Boogie Rhythm I

Loop 2:27 Second Chorus - Boogie Rhythm II

Loop 2:51 Third Chorus - Solo

 

 

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andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Jan 06, 2020

Hi Nick !! it might help ?? if you look on a computer at the upright , you ll see a "printer" , an "add" and a "play" sign . the play sign is the backing track !! if you re on a phone , I don t know yet where is the backing track ... hope it help ?!! 

Nick
Nick Jan 06, 2020

Thanks Andre.  You're right, I'm using a phone so maybe that's why I can't see the tracks.   Will try on a computer when I get a chance.

Mike, any chance you could make them accessible.on phone.  I see for some of Jerry's you have separate links under lots of the pieces to the backing tracks.   I can get to those on my phone ok.  And I love Jerry's lessons, but would be great to be able  to go the whole journey on Dennis's too using the phone (I do most of my learning and practice out and about... in the interests of keeping a happy home :-D )

 

Nick
Nick Jan 03, 2020

Thanks Dennis and Mike.  Not sure why but I still can't seem to find my way to this backing track or any of the others.   They're not appearing in the menus that I'm seeing for the songs.   Is there another way I can get to them?

Nick
Nick Jan 03, 2020

Hey Dennis.   Great having these study pieces and finding it much easier to stay motivated and make progress by having whole song goals.  Am finding that I'm picking up techniques here and there along the way.  Not quite at the stage where those techniques are making it much through into jam playing, but trusting that will come in time.

One thing though is that I'm seeing mention of backing tracks, but can't seem to find them.   When I can get backing tracks im finding them so good for my learning though and essential for preparing to perform.  Is there somewhere I can find ones for your pieces please?  All the best, and thanks again. Nick

 

 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Jan 03, 2020

Hi Nick - For every study piece on Sonic Junction, there is a guitar backing track from the same song. I believe these get posted after the original performance is posted and/or at the beginning of when each song starts to be broken down by the instructor. I think that is very important, and one of the many great things I like about presenting my stuff here on Sonic Junction.

I know there are plenty of jam tracks out there online, and I also have all kinds of acoustic guitar jam tracks available on my own badassharmonica website that I make specifically for harmonica practice. But for study pieces here on Sonic Junction, they are loaded  up here for each song...let me see if this one has been uploaded yet. Thanks!

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jan 03, 2020

Hi Nick - backing track is now up.  It's floating "play" button on the upper right side of the screen.  Thanks for the reminder and enjoy Dennis!

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Dec 02, 2019

Will do.  Thanks Dennis. 

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Dec 02, 2019

I know there is some reticence to get deep into the theory, but perhaps you can point me toward some source.  I can see and hear the roots of the changes, but I don't understand how the other notes played over each chord fit into a pattern or theory.  It's hard not to be curious about what rules apply. 

Thanks.

Bill

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 02, 2019

Hi Bill - follow through with this whole series first, then let me know what questions you have. I'll help in any way, but I do break some of it down...

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Dec 01, 2019

I like the short format.  This would be a good study piece to learn and then practice on different key harmonicas. There's a lot of 3-hole draw bend work and I'm not solidly consistent from one harp to another. 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 01, 2019

Yes - I strongly recommend practicing anything you learn on all different key harps! The 3 draw is so important to master, you can never be TOO good! Glad you're working on this...thanks

David Thomson
David Thomson Dec 01, 2019

are you going to give us an acoustic breakdown?

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 01, 2019

As always, there will be a breakdown, yes!

mtgrill
mtgrill Nov 30, 2019

This would be a pretty good tune to begin a jam session - the "Warm Up Blues" is what I'm calling it. I'll start with this at our next jam. Thanks Dennis. 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 30, 2019

Yea, sounds great...then expand upon it and take it further than what I did here...

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Nov 29, 2019

Hi Dennis !! I understand but to me , you are "taking off" on the third verse for a "wild ride" !! I d have like to see what you d have done on the others verse ?? and what do you mean by "jams online" ??

tim james
tim james Nov 29, 2019

GREAT  STUFF Dennis !!! thanks

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 29, 2019

Thank you Tim!! Hope you enjoy working this out....!

tim james
tim james Nov 29, 2019

i will  , i like  the tone of Bb  harp

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Nov 29, 2019

I won t make friends but I have to say it ... 3 times Best Modern Blues  Harp Player and only 3 Chorus ... come on ... let Dennis play !! to me it s a shame !! 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 29, 2019

Hi Andre - Thank you for the kind words!!

The point of these study songs is to provide a particular focal point for learning and practice...sometimes the new shorter songs which we are experimenting with here are more approachable and attainable, while still learning, developing, and fine-tuning new techniques and approaches. But thank you, I do like to cut loose, which I do on some of these, as well as on all of my live performances and some of my jams online.

 
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