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Solo Breakdown, First Chorus

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

The licks I'm playing behind Rick's vocal are very similar to what I play in the intro so we are going straight to the solo.

For this solo I use a device to slightly alter the sound. In this hi-tech digital world we are going the opposite way with the most low tech of devices: a simple toilet paper roll. It gives a different tone to the harp and the contrast in sound is a nice way to create interest. Have fun with this.








Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Jerry and Rick Playing the Solo

Loop 1:40 Thoughts on Fill Riffs

Loop 3:00 How To Use the Toilet Paper Roll

Loop 5:09 Breakdown of the Solo, First Chorus

Loop 7:07 Practice Loop with Jerry Playing the First Chorus of the Solo





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