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Mean Old World

Solo and Ending Breakdown

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Here's the breakdown of the solo for "Mean Old World". At 3:14 - 3:38 I ask you to figure this section out for yourself. Remember: sing the riff and this will help you figure out the correct notes, where they are on the harp, and which are bends. The goal is to just hear and play. As you become more proficient and associate various notes to where they are on the harp you'll be getting closer and closer to just hearing and playing instinctively.

Bb harp in key of F.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Jerry Portnoy
Little Walter
Bb Harp
Key of F
Mean Old World

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Bb Harp in the Key of F. Background listening: Little Walter: Mean Old World 

loop @ 0:01 Jerry and Rick playing the solo

loop @ 1:20 breakdown of 1st section of solo with warbles

loop @ 3:14 part to figure out by ear

loop @ 3:38 lick at the end of the solo

loop @ 4:21 whole solo slowly

loop @ 5:20 end of song riff




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darrell edwards
darrell edwards Feb 20, 2013

hey jp just checking in i'm back in afghanistan working for a living, also practicing tongue blocking . getting the 6 hole  clear is a challenge.    later   grandpapa!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich G
Rich G Feb 13, 2013

Great breakdown Jerry.  Best wishes on becoming a grandpa.

DW Gill
DW Gill Feb 13, 2013

sounds like lazy lester

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Feb 12, 2013

Glad you like the tune. Grandfatherhood expected this week. Very excited. Thanks for asking.

darrell edwards
darrell edwards Feb 11, 2013

wow thanks jp mean old world is easy to follow, are you grand pop yet?

Boyd R
Boyd R Feb 08, 2013

sounds real nice

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