Rick Estrin

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Lightnin'


4th Verse Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction - Rick Estrin, back again, this time with verse four of my take on Cotton's "Lightnin".  We didn't leave a lot of space in verse three, so in this verse, for some effective contrast, we'll be leaving some nice, big holes.  This week we've also got more of the vocal-sounding hand effects, more double-stops or intentional slop, and as with every lesson, every week, in all my series, we're always trying to get deeper in the groove.

Rick Estrin

 

 

 

 

 

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

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:30 Run-Through of 4th Verse

Loop 1:10 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 3:16 IV Chord Breakdown

Loop 7:21 Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 9:35 Review

Loop 11:08 Slow Practice Loop

Loop 11:54 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Jan 27, 2019

Hi Andre,

I'm not so good with the technology.  Honestly, though, I doubt there's that much to learn from my playing.  I do think a lot of Rick's style is rubbing off on me.  I listen a lot, over and over, and just keep trying to get that sound.  Maybe I'll give it a try when I get a little more comfortable with this one and you can be the judge.

Bill

andre loiselle
andre loiselle Jan 27, 2019

Hey Bill !! thanks for the answer and yeah ?!! why not try it ??. though it s not an easy one ... I didn t try it yet but ... I will , anyways is just that I read so many good comments of you around  time , that I m curious about you and it s not to be judge ... it s  you always there playing and I ackwoledge that fact ... It s hard to me to be discipline ... so that it s ... congratulation ... but I will get there ... it s too fun to do it !! there s so much with Rick !! so much !!

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Jan 27, 2019

Oh yeah.  I had a question.  You mention at about 9:45 about getting an aggressive sound but how you don't want the harp to stick.  Is it blowing or drawing too hard that makes the harp stick?  What's going on with the harp when that happens?

andre loiselle
andre loiselle Jan 27, 2019

Hi Bill !! if it s possible ?? I d like to ear you once ... with all the work you put into all of these songs since a lot of time that i m reading your comments ... anyway ... if it s not possible ?? keep the good work !!

André

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Jan 27, 2019

Hey Rick,

Not that the previous verses were a breeze but I definitely find this kind of thing challenging.  When a phrase stops and leaves a big silence hanging it really draws attention, especially to the last note in the phrase.  If it's right, it stands out in a really cool way.  If it's not, well, it still stands out :)  Getting the ugly sound right ain't as easy as it sounds.  All this practice with tongue blocked bends on the 2 and 3-draw, with and without slop, trying to get those brief subtle vibratos in there - it all makes for a great work out.

Thanks.

 
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