Jerry Portnoy

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Blue Midnight


Second Verse Breakdown

Here's the breakdown for the second chorus of Blue Midnight. The licks are simple but it's all about tone, timing, and attack. Bb harp in key of F.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Blues
Jerry Portnoy
Little Walter
Bb Harp
Key of F
Blue Midnight

Print Print Chords & Tab

Bb Harp in the Key of F.

loop @ 1:20 I Chord (4 Bars) Starts on 3rd Hole Bend

loop @ 3:16 IV Chord (2 Bars) Starts with Warble

loop @ 3:27 I Chord (2 Bars) Starts on 3rd Hole Bend

loop @ 4:10 V Chord (1 Bar) Starts on 1st Hole Draw

loop @ 4:45 IV Chord (1 Bar) and Turnaround (2 Bars) Starts with 2nd Hold Draw

loop @ 5:10 Run-Through of Second Chorus

loop @ 6:23 Closing Thoughts

 

Little Walter's Blue Midnight (Bb Harp in the Key of F)

 

 

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Boyd R
Boyd R Jan 19, 2014

This is really a great tune, I love it thanks.

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Jan 10, 2014

Hey Boyd,

You're looking very dapper indeed! The really good thing is that you're making some excellent sounds including your tone, bends, and tonguing effects. The most obvious fault, once again, is timing. You're not playing the melody in time with the changes on the backing track. I would suggest trying to play "on top" of the performance video and, as you do so, trying to listen to what Rick's playing behind me. When you can play it pretty well over the performance video then see if you can lock better with just you and the backing track. Your sound, though, is getting pretty good.

 

 
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