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Getting Out of Town


IV and V Chord to Finish the 1st Verse

In lesson 3 we'll finish the first verse by adding in the next 8 bars AKA the IV, back to the I, on to the V, the IV and out back on the I. This lesson goes into more detail on hand technique, tongue blocking and "ghost" notes and chords - I also mix in a little music philosophy 101.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Groove
Sonny Boy II
Getting Out of Town
Rick Estrin

Print Print Chords & Tab

G Harp in the Key of D.

Loop 0:22 Review of I Chord

Loop 1:15 IV Chord Breakdown

Loop 4:58 V Chord Breakdown

Loop 10:17 Run-Through of First Verse

Loop 11:05 Slow Run-Through of First Verse

 

 

 

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Marc Graci
Marc Graci May 28, 2018

Marc Graci
Marc Graci May 28, 2018

Here's my attempt at the first chorus. I don't play exactly the same notes as Rick does, but I'm going for the groove more than anything else. Have I got it? Do you feel the groove?

andre loiselle
andre loiselle Mar 26, 2017

Hi Rick and Everyone , i d like to know if a m on the good beat with the metronome , it s my first attemp with the metronome , and I heard that we have to put the 2 and the 4 on the "tonic" note ... so I count 1 , 2 on the beat , 3 , and four on the beat , like the metronome give the 2 and the 4 beat , hope my explenation is clear enough , thank you 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 27, 2017

Hey Andre - You sound like you're keeping the time even, so the metronome's probably helping. Rhythmically, the goal is to get that groove in your head and feel it when you're playing. If the metronome is helping you get there - then it's a good thing.

Daniel James
Daniel James Mar 23, 2014

Rick you are awesome. Thank you so much. I am learning so much, enjoying the new playing (and have always wanted to learn how to play Bye bye bird), and enjoying your lessons!

Gordo
Gordo Mar 13, 2014

Hi Rick. Great stuff and great job. You come across nice and eay, man. I'm with Paul, tongue swithcing on the 1 blow is starting to come around. Can't believe I'm doing it and it's coming so naurtal. Still trying to play through the 4-5 transition. You're right, there's a lot there. But ya know what, ya gotta practice it and make it fun. That's where I'm at. Thanks to you and Thanks to Jerry for makin it happen.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 13, 2014

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you're diggin' it -

 

Paul W
Paul W Mar 11, 2014

Rick. 

really enjoying this lesson.  The last couple times through at the end where you slow it down are very helpful.   If you would have asked me a week ago if I could under any circumstance play the 1 blow switching sides I would of said not a chance...but seems more normal already. 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 11, 2014

That's great - I'm glad you like the lesson and I'm real glad you're getting that tongue switching deal! Easy, right? Good work Paul!

Moto Coderman
Moto Coderman Mar 09, 2014

Thanks Rick, I've uploaded an audio file with some bass-line backing and me counting the measures. Now I've listened to it over the changes a bunch it makes a lot more sense to me. I was getting lost on the change to IV, where you repeat first 5 notes of the basic groove figure starting measure 5 and then hit the IV (1-blow) 5 times (last beat of measure 5 and each beat in measure 6). I wasn't hearing the changes in my mind and that made it difficult to keep the notes in my head so I could sing them. Now I'm hearing it better I can  appreciate how you're mixing things up rhythmically and harmonically to make it live.

Moto Coderman
Moto Coderman Mar 09, 2014

This is a great lesson! The rhythmic variations are awesome, and that has me wondering...

Are you thinking about or feeling the changes when you're playing this solo?

I know the groove is the thing you want us to focus on. I'm doing my little dance. When I play a regular 12-bar progression under this, it seems to me the harp part lays on the chords and downbeats in an odd (but cool) way in the 2nd half. Though it comes out right at the end, I'm having a tough time feeling the chord groove from lesson 1 through the IV and V changes. I've added chords to your slow version at the end of the lesson to help me "get it" as I practice by playing along.

But I'm wondering if I'm going about it the wrong way. I've noticed with some older recordings the timing of the chord changes and even the number of beats per verse is more fluid than we're used to today. Maybe if I understood more about what you're feeling in terms of the changes and downbeats it would help.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 09, 2014

Hi Moto - As far as I can tell I'm sticking to a standard 12 bar form on this piece. I'm not thinking about it when I'm playing. I'm pretty much on auto pilot regarding counting measures or anything like that.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 09, 2014

Hey Moto - I went back and checked and I think I figured out what you might be referring to. When I play the piece in the beginning of this lesson, I break and cut it off after the 11th bar - Maybe that's the part you're finding confusing. It's actually a 12 bar piece, but there's a break at the end of some verses. Make sense now?

Thanks for pointing this out!

Pamela
Pamela Mar 08, 2014
Thanks for this lesson, Rick...you make it fun. I can't get the beat out of my head and discovered today that my vacuum cleaner makes a great dance partner.
Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 08, 2014

That's what you want! Keep that beat in your head and your body!

Jim Wood
Jim Wood Mar 08, 2014

Thank you Rick. People around me think I can play this one a little bit but I know better. I don't quite have Estrin's ear, but thanks to you slowing it down I've had a couple of Aha! moments already.  Thanks again and greetings from Carson City.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 08, 2014

If you're anyhing like me, developing your ear takes time and is a never ending process. My advice,(learned from my experience) is relax, take your time and above all, listen. And, of course put in your time on the instrument.

tim james
tim james Mar 07, 2014

cheers mr.erin!!!!  GREAT SONG  AND TEACHIN!!!!!!

 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 07, 2014

Thank you Tim - I hope you have fun with it.

tim james
tim james Mar 08, 2014

sorry mate, MR. ESTRIN  hehe

 

 
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