Rick Estrin

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Mr. Lee's Mambo


Hey Sonic Junction -

I'm back again and this time I put together a piece of music with a latin, afro/cuban type flavor. If you've been with me at Sonic Junction before, you know that "feel" and "groove" are always a big part of the focus. Developing a deeper groove continues to be a lifetime quest for me and this lesson is all about the groove. I'm not really sure this piece is technically a legitimate, official mambo, but in various bands I've played with over the years, that's what these type of rhythms have always been called. With this series of lessons we're going to sharpen up your inner metronome and get you feeling comfortable with a latin type groove.

Rick Estrin




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp
Rick Estrin
Mr. Lee's Mambo

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Whole Performance

Loop 0:00 First Chorus

Loop 0:24 Second Chorus

Loop 0:47 Third Chorus

Loop 1:11 Fourth Chorus

Loop 1:35 Fifth Chorus

Loop 1:58 Sixth Chorus

Loop 2:21 Seventh Chorus

Loop 2:45 Eighth Chorus






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andre loiselle
andre loiselle Jan 31, 2017

Hi Rick !! thank you for the gratulation , I m I wright ?? English is like music " Details everywhere !! 

andre loiselle
andre loiselle Jan 30, 2017

Hi Rick !! I m I wrong ?? I don t think so , on the backing track there s  missing the Sixth Chorus ??  say Hi to Ronnie , Have a good one !!

Thank s again for everything !!


Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 31, 2017

Hey Andre - If it's missing, it's my fault. I must've been counting wrong. Sorry. Regardless, you've done a great job learning this piece! I keep hearing you get better and better all the time!

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Sep 04, 2016

Thanks for taking us along on your quest for the deeper groove.  Putting the "Last Night" base line to a Latin beat is ingenious.  I'm psyched and totally intimIdated by my first ten listens.  Here we go....

andre loiselle
andre loiselle Sep 02, 2016

ronnie james webber 

Larry "The Iceman"
Larry "The Iceman" Sep 02, 2016

The Groove Meister is back!


(who's the bass player?)

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