Jerry Portnoy

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Lesson 5

Juke 5th Chorus: This chorus begins with a stop-time break played in octaves at the top end of the harp. You'll have to practice making the jump from the low end of the harp to the high end. Try to minimize throat noise. A harp in key of E.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
Jerry Portnoy
A Harp
Little Walter
Octave Drills

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

loop @ 0:26 to practice the 5th chorus slowly

loop @ 2:45 to practice the octave exercise


Little Walter Jacobs (1930 - 1968) changed the Chicago blues sound in 1952 with his instrumental "Juke", spending eight weeks in the #1 position on the Billboard magazine R&B charts.

The 4th chorus is from 1:20 to 1:22 on the timecode.




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