Many thanks for another great lesson. Is it my imagination or are you putting the harp deeper in your mouth to get the larger 5 hole octave?
Also is there a backing track for this lesson ?
The harp does not necessarily have to be much further in your mouth to do this, but you do need to develop the correct shape and perhaps widen your lips more than usual to get this technique correct.
Hi Alan -- backing track is up. Thanks for the reminder!
Is there a backing track for this lesson ?
Many thanks for this great series of lessons on "Lightnin'". I've been a Cotton fan since getting the "Best of the Verve years" cd.
Looking forward to hearing what you have for us when you return in July.
Again, many thanks.
Thank you, Alan - Cotton was a real original. I think he got overlooked and forgotten to an extent after he lost his voice, but in his prime, he was a force of nature. His style built a bridge between the city and the country, the old and the new, between the traditional blues and the more modern funk and rock styles - Look out for the upcoming documentary on James.
Great lesson. Many thanks Rick.
Thank you, Alan
Is there a backing track ?
There is!! It is coming...thanks for the reminder!
Hi again Rick,
Many thanks for the quick reply.
What a great lesson this is. I love the importance you place on the "little stuff".
May I ask which vocalists influenced your singing style ?
Hi Alan - I wish I had an answer for you - Vocally, I’m just trying to work with what I’ve got. I am glad you’re enjoying the lesson.
is there a backing trace for this lesson ?
Hi Alan - thanks for the reminder. The backing track is up.
Many thanks Rick and Mike for the quick response.
There should be. We recorded one.
Thanks Alan and Rick. My mistake -- track is now up.
FYI it should always come out with the first breakdown lesson -- so if you don't see it -- let me know -- thanks.
Thanks for the quick reply !!!!
Great lesson, so much going on in there !! My question is would a tongue vamp on the 5 draw be an acceptable substitute for the 5/2 tongue flutter ? I am working on the tongue flutter but the vamp is more reliable at this moment in time. Many thanks,
Hi Alan - Real glad you like the lesson. Regarding the 5/2 flutter, do whatever works for you. I think playing the 2/5 with a trill, by moving either your hands or your head from side to side sounds really good too. Either way, vamp, trill, flutter, if it sounds effective, that's what matters.
Just writing to agree with Boyd R. Keep the changelling material coming !! When I first heard this song this third chorus low end playing reminded me of the low end work you did on Marion's Mood.
Thanks for your time and detailed explanations.
Thanks Alan - I naturally seem to come up with simple-on-the-surface stuff that contains lots of small, character creating details. I'm glad you're diggin' it!
Hi Dennis, Thanks for the quick reply. Really enjoying the lessons and appreciate the time you take to explain the details and subleties in your chorus breakdowns.
Hi Dennis, When you scoop up from the slight bend on the 5 draw am I hearing a tiny piece of the 6 draw to get the distorted note ?
Yes, but just slightly.
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