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Chicago Shuffle

Verse 1 Breakdown - I and IV Chord

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

In this lesson we begin learning the piece by going over the I and the IV or first and second change of the first verse. Some of the musical devices and components contained and addressed in this lesson are glissandos, rhythm chords, bends and (as always) groove!



Note: We're trying something new in this lesson - a visual practice loop where you can see the pitch and all the detail of Rick's phrasing and bends.  Please let us know what you think.



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:40 Run-Through at Tempo

Loop 2:08 Run-Through Slowly

Loop 3:01 Breakdown of I and IV Chord

Loop 5:15 Bending the 4 Hole Draw on the I Chord

Loop 5:55 Bending the 3 Hole Draw on the IV Chord

Loop 7:05 Review


Visual Practice Loop

Loop 7:35 At Tempo

Loop 7:57 Slow Practice Loop

Loop 8:46 Slowest Practice Loop

Loop 8:46 First Riff (I Chord)

Loop 9:02 Second Riff (IV Chord)

Loop 9:10 Third Riff (Back to I Chord)




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chrisgagnon Jun 08, 2022

Wow- this is a great iinnovation!  Saves a ton of time either for the instructor laying out notes- or for student transcribing.

Also think it helps get a feel for the rhythm and nuances

Huge fan- is this hard to add to all harp lessons?

whats the plan?


Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jun 09, 2022

Hi Chris - I'm really glad you're finding this new innovation helpful! it was all Sonic Junction's idea, and apparently a good one!

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