Hi - Dennis Gruenling here and this week we start breaking down how to play this Chicago-Style Shuffle in the key of E on an A harmonica in 2nd position. Pay particular attention to not just the notes that I am playing, but how I am putting the phrases together with the groove and using different techniques together for a particular sound. In this first chorus we’ll be using distorted notes, tremolo, tongue vamps, trills and more. Especially inspired by the styles of Little Walter (and a bit of Big Walter), this takes you through some typical patterns and phrases in the style of these Chicago greats….dig in and enjoy as we begin trip to Chicago!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 First Chorus with Nick
Loop 1:50 First Chorus Acoustically
Loop 2:25 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 4:24 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars
Loop 4:40 IV Chord Breakdown
Loop 6:33 Practice Loop of IV Chord
Loop 6:49 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars
Loop 9:16 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars
Loop 9:30 Practice Loop of 1st Chorus
Loop 10:12 Closing Thoughts