Rick Estrin

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Fattening Frogs for Snakes


Second Verse Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction -

This week we’re working on the second verse of “Fattening Frogs For Snakes”. Verse two gives us another opportunity to develop some variations on all the techniques and principles we introduced last week: Wah wahs, tongue slaps, tongue switching, note shaping using your hands in conjunction with bends for vocal effects, and this week we throw in a little bit of a kind of stutter-step, timing device that I like to employ when I’m doing a Rice Miller type shuffle. It’s a lot of stuff, but it’s a lot of useful, fun stuff!

Rick Estrin

 

 

 

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

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Bb Harp in the Key of F.

Loop 0:29 2nd Verse Acoustically

Loop 1:07 Breakdown of I Chord (First 4 Bars)

Loop 4:33 Breakdown IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)

Loop 7:00 Breakdown V Chord and Turnaround (Bars 9 - 12)

Loop 15:05 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Mar 04, 2018

I don't have any questions at the moment. Your demonstration/explanations are really revealing. I just have to listen alot to get the timing. Thanks.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 04, 2018

Cool. Have fun.

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Mar 03, 2018

After about 15 listens I have figured out the difference between what you played at the start and what you played at the end 😁  I love both versions. Thanks for the two for one.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 03, 2018

Hi Bill - sometimes it’s a kinda tough to remember exactly what I did, but it really is a little bit like a two for one - Plus, if you have any questions about either, I’m glad to try and explain whatever I‘m doing.

Gordi Brown
Gordi Brown Mar 03, 2018

priceless Rick .. thanks so much!

 

 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 03, 2018

Hey Gordi - Glad you’re diggin’ it !

Alan
Alan Mar 03, 2018

Hi again Rick,

Many thanks for the quick reply.

Alan.

Alan
Alan Mar 03, 2018

Hi Rick,

What a great lesson this is. I love the importance you place on the "little stuff".

May I ask which vocalists influenced your singing style ?

Alan.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 03, 2018

Hi Alan - I wish I had an answer for you - Vocally, I’m just trying to work with what I’ve got. I am glad you’re enjoying the lesson.

 
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