Jerry Portnoy

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Off the Wall

Seventh Chorus Breakdown

This chorus, coming out of the drum break, begins with a riff that's repeated eight times with certain little variations which I explain. Lots of octaves in this one. Be sure to reference the performance version, as well as this breakdown, so you get it in context.

On to the last chorus next week.




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Jerry Portnoy
C Harp
Little Walter
Key of G
Off the Wall

Print Print Chords & Tab

C Harp in the Key of G

Loop 0:00 Jerry and Rick Playing the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Verse of Off the Wall

Loop 1:18 Breakdown of First Grouping of Two Riffs

Loop 2:40 Breakdown of Second Grouping

Loop 3:45 Practice Loop of First Two Groupings Together

Loop 4:06 Breakdown Third Grouping (IV Chord)

Loop 4:35 Breakdown Fourth Grouping

Loop 5:00 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 5:28 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars

Loop 6:18 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars

Loop 6:34 Variation on Last 4 Bars

Loop 7:01 Practice Loop of All 12 Bars Together

Loop 7:35 How to Learn It and Closing Thoughts




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