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Bo Dee's Bounce


First Verse Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction -

Rick Estrin here. I'm back with the first lesson on this thing I called Bo Dee's Bounce. We're using an A harp in the key of E, and in this lesson, I break down the first 12 bars, or the "head" of the piece. There're not a lot of different techniques employed in this verse - Just some bends and note shaping. There are however, some subtleties to the timing of those bends that can make all the difference in the end effect. As always, the more you can get the groove right, and the better you cop the rhythmic feel, the better this piece'll work for you. Have fun with it and I'll see you next week.

Rick

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Introduction to Song and Series

Loop 2:17 Run-Through of First Verse

Loop 2:40 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 4:07 IV Chord Breakdown

Loop 4:52 V Chord Breakdown

Loop 6:00 Practice Loop of 1st Verse

Loop 6:42 Review of Bends

Loop 8:22 Slow Practice Loop of First Verse

Loop 9:20 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Tominou
Tominou Aug 23, 2019

Never good the first time! Sorry for that, maybe I got you a smile ;)

Tominou
Tominou Aug 23, 2019

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Aug 20, 2019

Sounds good.  I hope the rest of your tour goes well.  I'm going to focus on this piece so I'm sure I'll have some questions.

B

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Aug 19, 2019

Hey Rick,

It was great after listening to your records and all our online back and forth to finally meet you and see you play live at Chenango.  Fantastic show!  I really appreciate you giving a listen to the demos I dropped in your pocket.  I neglected to put my email address on the CD so please let me know if you'd like to contact me off this blog.

I love the swing of this tune.  It's not hard to get a first approximation but everytime I listen I hear new things in the phrasing. The vibrato on notes that aren't sustained long for example - it adds something I can't really put words to.  It all sounds so cool and casual but there are so many deliberate devices that make it sound that way I guess.  Lots of challenges for me.

Thanks,

Bill

 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 19, 2019

Hi Bill, nice meeting you too! I'll listen to your cd after I'm home. The suv we're renting doesn't have a cd player. And yes, there're a lot of little things I do that I'm not thinking about at all. You've pointed some of that stuff out in the past - Sometimes it's been things I was entirely unaware that I was even doing. Thanks, Bill - Let me know how you're doing and what you think as the series goes on.

Boyd R
Boyd R Aug 18, 2019

Nice song. Will have fun learning, thanks

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 16, 2019

Great job, Tomi!

Tominou
Tominou Aug 16, 2019

Tominou
Tominou Aug 16, 2019

Keep all the shapes of sounds when I speed up: that's à big challenge! I'll be on it.

Tominou
Tominou Aug 16, 2019

So much pleasure to see you and listen to you. It's late at night, I'm in my bed, but I can't resist to get up and take my harp! That's your fault  ;) Thanks Rick

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 16, 2019

Thanks Tomi - Have fun with it!

 
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