Hey now! Rick Estrin back again with verse three of "Half Steppin". In verse three, now that the groove is well established, we'll make a departure from the theme of verses one and two and get slightly more melodic while still maintaining that groove with some rhythmic tongue slapping. Also in this verse, on the IV, there's some real useful ways of using the two hole draw along with the three blow to create a great, effective, and natural sounding, push/pull groove. To me, this part is gold! It might seem a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it can really be a gateway to attaining lot more freedom in your playing. And as with each verse in this piece, we're tying it all together with the recurring V-I lick at the end of the verse.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:20 Verse 3 Acoustically
Loop 0:58 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 2:53 Slow Practice Loop of First 4 Bars
Loop 3:20 Breakdown of Bar 4 With Octave Ending
Loop 5:40 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)
Loop 10:25 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown
Loop 14:50 Slow Practice Loop of All 12 Bars
Loop 15:25 Very Slow Practice Loop of All 12 Bars
Loop 16:20 Closing Thoughts