Rick Estrin

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Chicago Shuffle


Verse 2 - V Chord

This week we cover the V, IV and out of the 2nd verse. It's only two simple-sounding licks, but as usual there's a lot going on here. Also, to help you along the way conceptually, I point out the musical logic in the relationship between the two licks. As you review this lesson, you may want to pay particular attention to that aspect of it. In my opinion, it's a good, simple example of how music should make sense and not just be a series of more or less random (no matter how cool you think they are) licks.

Rick Estrin

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Blues
key of E
A Harp
Chicago Shuffle

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:20 Run-Through of Last 4 Bars (V, IV and I)

Loop 1:20 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars 

Loop 3:29 Slow Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars

Loop 4:26 At Tempo / Slow Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars

Loop 5:30 Review and Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Daniel James
Daniel James Jun 19, 2014

The video doesn't match the audio:)

Daniel James
Daniel James Jun 19, 2014

 Hello Rick,

This is an attempt at the first and second verses. I notice some of my bends are off, but wondered if you had any other feedback.

Daniel James

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jun 19, 2014

Hi Daniel - You're right - some of your bends are off a little. You're also missing the 3 draw transition note on the I chord in the first verse. There are a couple other small details, but overall I gotta say - Pretty darn good!  

 

Robert Fox
Robert Fox Jun 05, 2014

Thanks, Rick! 

Robert Fox
Robert Fox Jun 01, 2014

Hi Rick,

Great lesson! Was it all tongue-blocking this week? Or were some

of the notes lip-pursed (as in last week's lesson)? Thanks!

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jun 05, 2014

Hi Robert - Real glad you're diggin' the lesson. To tell you the truth, I can't rememberhow I was playing those bottom 2 holes - whether I was lipping or tongue blocking. In looking at the video I think may do it one way one time and the other way another time. At first when I looked at it, it appeared I was lipping the bottom 2 holes, but right about :50 seconds in, I switch the way I'm holding the harp which provides a better view and when I look at that little section, where I'm holding the harp in my right hand, it's obvious that I'm tongue blocking the entire thing. Often you can see it - When I have the look of playing the harp out of the right corner of my mouth, that's a good indication I'm tongue-blocking. I can do it either way and whichever way you chose to do it on the bottom 2 holes, the rest needs to be tongue-blocked.

 
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