This week we'll be focusing on the intro verse. You'll want to get this one dialed in because the intro is going to be your first and best opportunity to grab the listener's attention. It starts out with octaves, makes a rare (for crossed position blues harp) brief excursion up to the 8th hole draw, and when it comes back down we're alternating between single notes and chords with some hand effects. The 5 change uses a 3 draw, bent all the way down to the 2 of the scale (a whole step). It's a little challenging, but we'll keep using it throughout this series, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to work on perfecting it.
As always, the main thing is - Have fun with it!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 Rick and Robert Performing the Intro and First 4 Verses
Loop 1:35 Overview and Goals of the Series
Loop 3:27 Rick Playing the Intro At Tempo
Loop 3:54 First Octave Riff
Loop 4:07 Breakdow of Whole Octave Section
Loop 4:35 Practice Loop of Octave Section with Wah Wah's
Loop 5:16 Breakdown of Wah Wah's
Loop 6:24 Breakdown of Turnaround
Loop 8:17 Practice Loop of Turnaround
Loop 8:51 Practice Loop of Intro
Loop 9:32 Closing Thoughts