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Blue Strollin'

Sixth Chorus Breakdown

In contrast to the pronounced vibrato theme of verse five, verse six of Blue Strollin' focuses mostly on long, smooth, swooping lines with gradual bends and swells. When building solos, and especially when constructing an instrumental piece, you want to strike an effective, strategically well-placed balance between contrast and continuity. Both are equally important in achieving the maximum emotional impact we're looking for.

Rick Estrin




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Rick Estrin
Blue Strollin
Rusty Zinn

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Rick and Rusty Playing the 5th and 6th Chorus of Blue Strollin'

Loop 1:54 Run-Through of Sixth Verse Acoustically

Loop 2:32 Breakdown of Mic Technique and Riff on the I Chord

Loop 6:12 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I Riff

Loop 8:32 Breakdown of V Chord and Turnaround

Loop 9:43 Practice Loop of Sixth Verse

Loop 10:14 Slow Practice Loop of Sixth Verse

Loop 11:00 Closing Thoughts and Getting a Good Grip on the Bends





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Boyd R
Boyd R Jun 16, 2016

Tricky I'm having fun with it

Bruce Jun 12, 2016

Hello Rick,

just a couple quick questions here. Are you tongue blocking all this? Are you a dedicated full time tongue blocker or do you use pucker technique as well?



Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jun 12, 2016

Hi Bruce - Sometimes I'll use puckering on the bottom 2 holes, but in this case I tongue-blocked the entire song. 

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