Hey Sonic Junction -
This week we’ll tackle verse two of Sloppin’ and Slidin’. Verse two is all slidin’. (Trust me, there’s some slop on the way.) With this verse, in addition to the slides or glissandos, there’s a lot of volume swelling and bent note scooping, both quick and gradual. When you’re working on the gradual swells and scoops, pay close attention to how they develop. In other words, notice exactly where in the lick, the bends begin to occur, and how the bend gradual releases work in conjunction with the subtle volume swells. Nothing contained in this week’s lesson is actually that technically difficult, but conceptually, it might take a little time to grasp. The main key to this verse is “feel”. It may take some work before you really own the “feel”, but if you’re playing blues, and you want to be effective, “feel” is what you need the most. It’s the one indispensable component.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 Introduction to the 2nd Verse
Loop 1:20 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 3:40 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)
Loop 5:11 Breakdown of V Chord and Turnaround
Loop 8:10 Practice Loop of 2nd Verse
Loop 8:38 Slow Practice Loop 2nd Verse
Loop 9:12 Closing Thoughts