Dennis Gruenling

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Horton Shuffle

Second Chorus Breakdown

Hi Everyone -

This week we look into the second chorus of my tribute to Big Walter Horton - “Horton Shuffle”. In this chorus, like most of this song, we are emphasizing the strong rhythmic feel with the shuffle rhythm technique we talked about in the last lesson. The theme lick for this chorus changes for the IV chord, and has a slight interesting change to the turnaround figure.

Get you’re A harp out and start working!

- Dennis




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp
Big Walter Horton
Dennis Gruenling
Dave Gross
Horton Shuffle

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E

Loop 0:00 Dennis and Dave Playing the Intro and First Two Choruses

Loop 0:53 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 4:03 Breakdown of Bars 5 - 8

Loop 5:04 Practice Loop of Bars 1 - 8

Loop 5:51 Breakdown of Bars 9 - 12

Loop 7:27 Practice Loop of Bars 9-12

Loop 7:52 Second Chorus (Bars 1 - 12) Practice Loop





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Marcel Kamst
Marcel Kamst Sep 04, 2016

Hi Dennis,

when playing those upbeat-chords in the first decending line what holes do you actually play and in what direction? Is it the single note together with the three holes to the left in the same direction you've played that single note before (that's what it sounds like to me) or do you play the same chord everytime on draw or blow notes depending on where you are in the progression?


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