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Backing Track

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Here's the guitar track for "Sentimental Journey". Play it in your head as you play it on the harp.

A harp in key of E. Have fun.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
standards
key of E
Jerry Portnoy
A Harp
Rick Russell
Sentimental Journey
Les Brown

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A Harmonica in the Key of E.  Sentimental Journey background listening: Jerry Portnoy & Les Brown

loop @ 0:12 first two A sections (16 bars total)

loop @ 1:00 B section (8 bars)

loop @ 0:12 whole song

 

 

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Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Nov 12, 2014

Hi Boyd,

Your progress may be slower than you'd like but you are making some progress and as long as you're enjoying the process don't give up. Persistence often trumps talent.

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Nov 12, 2014

Hi Boyd,

Timing and precision of your bends remain your biggest obstacles though there are places where you're very close. Here's an idea that might help. This is a link to the lyrics of the song as done by Doris Day with the Les Brown Orchestra: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/d/doris+day/sentimental+journey_20279019.html. The recording begins with an instrumental section in one key before it shifts to the key of "A" as Doris begins her vocal at 1:24 of the time code. Here's a link to the recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7umIJj8UBo. Try singing along with her and you can try playing along too with a "D" harp that will put you in the key of "A". Sining along will help you get a feel for the timing. then, you can return to Rick's backing track and try playing along. This might help you lock in better on the timing. Of course, you'll have to switch back to an "A" harp since he plays the song in "E". Good luck and have fun!

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Feb 05, 2014

Beautiful job!! Every note is spot on, it's got a nice relaxed feel to it, and your lovely vibrato is perfect. Real music. Congratulations! 

Preston
Preston Feb 05, 2014

Wow Thanks Jerry... with your help and guidance I can get to play better and better....your feedback is very important to me you encourage me to go on learning and trying to improve my playing.....Thanks once again, Best Regards,

Preston

Preston
Preston Jan 30, 2014

Hello Jerry this is the best I could do with this great song.... I look forward to your valuable feedback...

Thanks & Regards,

Preston.

 

Alexandre Victorino
Alexandre Victorino Sep 13, 2013

Very nice. Thank's

 
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