In verse four of Blue Strollin' I use a couple of musical quotes. The second phrase I play in this verse is adapted from Clifford Scott's iconic tenor sax solo in Bill Doggett's "Honky Tonk". In the very next phrase, as the verse moves into the IV, I quote directly from Slim Harpo's "Scratch My Back". Quotes can be useful, fun and sometimes funny, but as a rule you only want to use them when they fit seamlessly - Never try to force a lick. Of course there are times when staccato or frenetic playing are appropriate for a desired effect, but in general you always want your playing to sound like it has a natural flow.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 Rick and Rusty Playing the 3rd and 4th Chorus of Blue Strollin'
Loop 1:57 Run-Through of Fourth Verse Acoustically
Loop 2:45 Breakdown of First Two Riff's on the I Chord
Loop 5:09 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I Riff
Loop 6:31 Practice Loop of Frist 8 Bars
Loop 6:55 Breakdown of V Chord
Loop 8:32 Breakdown of Turnaround
Loop 9:53 The Groove and Getting In The Pocket
Loop 12:10 Slow Practice Loop of 4th Verse
Loop 12:50 At Tempo Practice Loop of 4th Verse
Loop 13:18 Closing Thoughts