This week we are working on the first chorus of Blue Harlem. Tiny Grimes masterpiece of jazzy blues. The bends and phasing here are indictative of the way blues was played on an electric guitar in 1944. The cool phrases and sliding 9th chords are all part of Tiny's tenor guitar prowess. His bluesy swinging style is one of the most important sounds of the late forties-early fifties as far as rocking guitar goes. This week we concentrate on this style and learning the first verse of this amazing solo note for note.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 2:02 Breakdow of Blue Harlem Solo - First Chorus
Loop 9:28 Practice Loop of Intro and First Part of Solo
Loop 10:35 Closing Thoughts