This week we've got verse 7 of Half Steppin'. This is a riff verse with a strong rhythm component. The riff that we're playing on the I uses the 2/5 split, or partial 7th chord, alternating with some of the same type of little foundational chords we were using to keep the groove afloat in verses one and two. Then, we go down to holes one, two and three for the IV but maintaining thematic continuity by using a similar phrasing to the riff from the I. And this week, as always, it's essential to feel that groove!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:25 Verse 7 Acoustically
Loop 1:07 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 3:08 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 and 8)
Loop 7:07 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown (Bars 7 - 12)
Loop 10:28 Practice Loop of All 12 Bars
Loop 11:27 Variation and Feeling the Groove
Loop 12:54 Slow Practice Loop of All 12 Bars
Loop 14:14 Closing Thoughts