Dennis Gruenling

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Scaled Down

Fourth and Fifth Chorus Breakdown

We're re-issuing one of Dennis's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Dennis:     

Hey all you Harpsters of Sonic Junction! This week we will work on the next two choruses of “Scaled Down”. These choruses will include rhythmic chords, smooth drawn-out bends, and a lot of vamped single notes. Keeping the groove and playing in the pocket will be a big part of chorus 5 here, so make sure you are comfortable staying in the groove rhythmically while playing vamped single notes. Remember, a metronome is a good practice tool to help to get better at this...and have some fun with this!

- 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 4th and 5th Chorus

Loop 0:51 Intro to Lesson

Loop 1:54 4th and 5th Chorus Acoustically

Loop 2:45 Breakdown of First Section and Tongue Vamping (Slapping)

Loop 6:00 Practice Loop of First Section

Loop 6:15 Breakdown of Bars 5 - 8

Loop 6:35 Practice Loop of Bars 5 - 8

Loop 7:01 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 7:30 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars

Loop 8:33 Slow Practice Loop of 4th Chorus

Loop 9:04 At Tempo Practice Loop of 4th Chorus

5th Chorus

Loop 9:28 5th Chorus and the 2 Draw

Loop 11:06 Practice Loop 2 Draw Vamp

Loop 11:44 Breakdown of Articulation

Loop 12:40 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 13:00 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars

Loop 15:08 Practice Loop of 5th Chorus

Loop 15:40 Practice Loop of 4th and 5th Chorus

Loop 16:27 Closing Thoughts






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