Dennis Gruenling

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Boogie on the I

Breakdown of 8th Verse

Hello Sonic Harpers!

This week we wrap up my Boogie On The I jam, and there is a lot of riffing going on in this final section. Taking it home as we connect back even more with the rhythmic groove of the song, so pay particular attention to the groove and the timing here. We will be utilizing more chords and groove-based riffs, even including some octaves and split intervals. Two of the main reasons I wanted to do this Jam on just the I chord are to work on 1) phrasing and ideas with no chord changes to rely on, and 2) controlling our breath, even as the song, the groove, and sometimes even the notes sound very intense. These are two very important skills to have as a musician who plays the harmonica and I was excited to bring this piece to you here on Sonic Junction - I hope you enjoyed it!!

- Dennis Gruenling



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

D Harp in the Key of A.

Loop 0:28 8th Verse Run-Through

Loop 1:12 Breakdown of First Section

Loop 2:47 Practice Loop of 1st Section

Loop 3:07 Breakdown of 2nd Section

Loop 5:25 Practice Loop of 2nd Section

Loop 5:44 Practice Loop of 1st and 2nd Section

Loop 6:15 3rd Section Breakdown

Loop 7:55 Slow Practice Loop of 3rd Section

Loop 8:19 Practice Loop of 8th Verse





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