In contrast to the pronounced vibrato theme of verse five, verse six of Blue Strollin' focuses mostly on long, smooth, swooping lines with gradual bends and swells. When building solos, and especially when constructing an instrumental piece, you want to strike an effective, strategically well-placed balance between contrast and continuity. Both are equally important in achieving the maximum emotional impact we're looking for.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 Rick and Rusty Playing the 5th and 6th Chorus of Blue Strollin'
Loop 1:54 Run-Through of Sixth Verse Acoustically
Loop 2:32 Breakdown of Mic Technique and Riff on the I Chord
Loop 6:12 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I Riff
Loop 8:32 Breakdown of V Chord and Turnaround
Loop 9:43 Practice Loop of Sixth Verse
Loop 10:14 Slow Practice Loop of Sixth Verse
Loop 11:00 Closing Thoughts and Getting a Good Grip on the Bends