Dennis Gruenling

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Trill Seeker

Third Chorus Breakdown

Hi Everyone -

This week we break apart the third chorus of my song “Trill Seeker.” Building upon what we did in the previous chorus, this chorus involves even more rhythmic accents and chording. Tackling this style of playing means you will have to have a solid grasp of the groove and rhythm for this song. I would recommend listening to the chorus several times in a row to make sure you are “one with the groove” and have the timing down, this way it will be much easier once you go to play it. I also will include several trills in a row at one point, so make sure you have developed your trill skills!

Dig in and enjoy!

- Dennis Gruenling




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp
Dennis Gruenling
Dave Gross
Trill Seeker

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E. 

Loop 0:00 Dennis and Dave Playing the First Three Choruses

Loop 1:25 3rd Chorus Played Acoustically

Loop 1:55 Breakdown of First Four Bars (I Chord)

Loop 2:40 Practice Loop of First Four Bars

Loop 4:06 IV Chord and Bending the 3/4 Draw Trill

Loop 6:04 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 6:24 The Importance of Groove

Loop 7:17 V Chord Breakdown

Loop 9:23 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars

Loop 9:35 Practice Loop of Entire 3rd Chorus





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joe markey
joe markey Mar 21, 2016


Thanks for a great lesson.  What mic (element?) and amp are you using in the recording with the guitar backing? 




Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Mar 25, 2016

Hi Joe - I am using an Astatic JT-30 with a vintage European crystal inside. It is one of the mics I use regularly on tour as well...through a Gibson GA-40 amplifier. Thanks!

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