Dennis Gruenling

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Scaled Down

7th Chorus Breakdown

Hi there harp junckies!

This time around, we tackle chorus 7 of my blues scale piece “Scaled Down” and we go back to working our way up the blues scale from root note 2 draw up to the next root note. We will also be using more vamped single notes and some trills in this chorus. This time around, we will need to make sure we are comfortable with the groove and tempo of the song since we will be intensifying the pulse of the song with our phrasing here. I also speak about using your hands for varying degrees of projection. Don’t forget to have fun with this and I’ll see you next week!

- Dennis Gruenling




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

G Harp in the Key of D.

Loop 0:00 Dennis and Dave Playing the 7th Chorus

Loop 0:35 Intro to Lesson

Loop 1:22 7th Chorus Acoustically

Loop 1:47 Breakdown of First Section (Bars 1 - 4)

Loop 4:10 Practice Loop of First Section

Loop 4:40 Breakdown of Bars 5 - 8

Loop 4:55 Breakdown of Bars 9 - 12

Loop 8:20 Slow Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 8:52 At Tempo Practice Loop of 7th Chorus

Loop 9:16 Closing Thoughts and Outro





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Marc Graci
Marc Graci Aug 02, 2018

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 02, 2018

Nice work! sounds good...

Yes, that's a great thing! And the tempo is fast, but the licks are not necessarily fast. Good job!

Marc Graci
Marc Graci Aug 02, 2018

Thanks for listening! I set the metronome at about 150. This song is fast!

By using the metronome, I was forced to actually count how long each note was, instead of just feeling it. I think that's a good thing!!

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