Hey - Rick Estrin, back again with a brand new piece created specially for my Sonic Junction people. This tune is called “Sloppin’ and Slidin” and as the title indicates, it contains a lot of different slides or glissandos mixed in with some slop, AKA double-stops, or as Dennis calls ‘em distorted notes. The term I like to use when describing this effect is - Intentional Slop. I heard Paul Oscher use that description way back in the 1960s and that’s been my name for it ever since.
A couple other things to note about this tune are:
1) Although I’m normally a big advocate of “breathing through the harp” and employing “2 draw vs 3 blow” to best advantage, a good portion of this song is done strictly using draw notes. I figure it can’t hurt to expand our comfort zone.
2) In honor of Halloween, I made this song just a little bit spooky! Have fun, and I’ll see you next week.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 Whole Song
Loop 0:00 First Verse
Loop 0:36 Second Verse
Loop 0:59 Third Verse
Loop 1:24 Fourth Verse
Loop 1:47 Fifth Verse
Loop 2:11 Sixth Verse
Loop 2:35 Seventh Verse