Hey there fellow Junctionites, this week we take apart the fifth chorus of my “Trill Seeker” study song, and boy, does it ever live up to it’s name in this chorus! This section of the song has many trills in it, including blow trills, and multiple alternating breath direction trills. If the trill technique is still not clean and even for you yet, I suggest making sure that you work on that as a separate exercise, as it will likely be difficult to pull off this chorus without some precision in your technique. However, don’t let that scare you away - the results will be well worth it. Remember, if you practice them slowly and evenly, in no time you will be able to pull them off clean and consistently.
Remember to have fun with this and keep blowin’!
- Dennis Gruenling
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 Dennis and Dave Playing the Whole Song
Loop 1:10 Dennis and Dave Playing the Fifth Chorus
Loop 3:10 5th Chorus Played Acoustically
Loop 3:32 Breakdown of First Four Bars (I Chord)
Loop 5:15 Practice Loop of First Four Bars
Loop 6:36 IV Chord and Back to the I Chord (Bars 5 - 8)
Loop 7:27 Practice Loop of IV Chord and Back to the I (Bars 5 - 8)
Loop 8:10 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 8:32 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown
Loop 11:05 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars
Loop 11:47 Practice Loop of Entire 5th Chorus