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Solo, First Chorus

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The licks I'm playing behind Rick's vocal are very similar to what I play in the intro so we are going straight to the solo.

For this solo I use a device to slightly alter the sound. In this hi-tech digital world we are going the opposite way with the most low tech of devices: a simple toilet paper roll. It gives a different tone to the harp and the contrast in sound is a nice way to create interest. Have fun with this.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
How Long
Jerry Portnoy
A Harp
Rick Russell
Leroy Carr

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Jerry and Rick Playing the Solo

Loop 1:40 Thoughts on Fill Riffs

Loop 3:00 How To Use the Toilet Paper Roll

Loop 5:09 Breakdown of the Solo, First Chorus

Loop 7:07 Practice Loop with Jerry Playing the First Chorus of the Solo





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Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Sep 24, 2014

I'm a low tech guy in a hi-tech world. This device never crashes!!

Paul W
Paul W Sep 20, 2014

I just got a chance to start looking at this lesson & I was trying to figure out what you were using in the performance...question answered LOL....a Charmin' touch

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