Dennis Gruenling

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Windy City Shuffle in E

Third Chorus Breakdown

Hello Harpers!

Dennis Gruenling here, and this time as we dig into the 3rd chorus of my “Windy City Shuffle” we really step into the Little Walter bag here. Notice how I use a long trill to build up tension into a longer phrase, and then continue building tension with blues notes and phrases building up to the V chord where it then comes together to release some tension after the IV chord, then back into the I chord at the end. Lots of Little Walter inspired runs and licks, directly from his vocabulary. When you get stuck on a pattern, just slow it down and get it smooth, then you can speed it up slowly.

Grab them A harps and enjoy!!






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:50 Third Chorus with Nick

Loop 1:40 Second Chorus Acoustically

Loop 2:12 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 3:25 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I

Loop 6:15 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars

Loop 7:03 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars

Loop 7:25 Slow Practice Loop of 3rd Chorus

Loop 8:08 Closing Thoughts





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