Dennis Gruenling

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Scaled Down

10th and 11th Chorus Breakdown

Hello Sonic Junction harpsters!

This week we wrap up my blues scale study piece “Scaled Down”, and break apart the last two choruses here, chorus 10 and chorus 11. For most of chorus 10 we will be keeping it musically simple, but it’s all about the groove. As we hit the final chorus, we take it on back to the head (or the theme) of the song that we played during the opening chorus, and then bring it home with a little blues scale ending here. Hopefully this has been fun for you, and you are more familiar and comfortable using the blues scale now in your playing and practicing. Knowing the blues scale well will surely be to your advantage if you want to play a lot of blues related material.

Thanks for studying with me here, and keep blown’ the blues!

- Dennis Gruenling




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
G Harp
Key of D
Dennis Gruenling
Scaled Down

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

G Harp in the Key of D.

Loop 0:00 Dennis and Dave Playing the 10th and 11th Chorus

Loop 0:54 Intro to Lesson

Loop 1:32 10th and 11th Chorus Acoustically

Loop 2:16 Breakdown of 10th Chorus

Loop 3:42 Practice Loop of 10th Chorus with Commentary

Loop 4:16 Slow Practice Loop of 10th Chorus

Loop 5:11 Breakdown of First Section of 11th Chorus

Loop 6:37 Practice Loop of First Section

Loop 6:54 Ending Breakdown

Loop 8:28 Practice Loop of Ending

Loop 8:47 Practice Loop of 11th Chorus

Loop 9:14 Practice Loop of 10th and 11th Chorus

Loop 10:02 Closing Thoughts and Outro





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andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Sep 13, 2020

Hi Dennis !! I just been knocked down by you !! loll ... I ve been practicing the "blues Scale" on different keys ; G ,Aflat, A, ... till E  after the course you gave me , and now ... after only 3 days ... I got all the 11 chorus down !! loll , and I will say , easy , but the "real" point is ...  it s "amazing" what you did with "THAT" Scale ... Man ... like I said ... I m knocked down , I couldn t imagine that just going up and down the scale ... you came with "that amazing " song !! thank s man !! André

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Sep 13, 2020

Thanks You!! It's all about learning the language and buildign a vocabulary...then it's easier to make music and be creayive in a musical way...thanks!

Justin Norton
Justin Norton Jan 19, 2017

Hey Dennis, 

Will there be a full backing track so once we've gone through all the choruses we can practice the whole song?


Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Feb 07, 2017

There is a backing track available for this...not sure exactly where it was posted, but there is one available...let me see...

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Feb 08, 2017

The track is located on the floating tab --- upper right part of your screen --- just under the webcam recorder.

Justin Norton
Justin Norton Feb 08, 2017

Thank you Mike! 

Jim Wood
Jim Wood Jan 05, 2017

Thanks Dennis! Very fun.


Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Jan 06, 2017

Glad you like it Jim!!

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