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Chicago Shuffle

Verse 4 - I and IV Chord

A lot of the elements we've been working with and talking about are present here: repetition, variations on repetition, building intensity, use of the third hole blow in conjunction with the 2 draw to help the flow and maximize the groove. Another thing that we've gone over before that plays a role in this section are the ghost notes supporting the groove. I neglected to call attention to them in the lesson, so here's a little test: See if you can identify where the ghost notes are...

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp
Rick Estrin
Chicago Shuffle

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A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Overview of Verse IV, First 8 Bars

Loop 1:40 I Chord Breakdown (First 4 Bars)

Loop 5:27 Slow Practice Loop of I Chord

Loop 6:35 IV Chord Breakdown (Bars 5 and 6)

Loop 6:56 I Chord Breakdown (Bars 7 and 8)

Loop 9:06 Slow Practice Loop I, IV and I (First 8 Bars)

Loop 11:14 Closing Thoughts




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andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle May 27, 2019

Thank you Rick !! make sense again .... looking forward to see you !!

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle May 27, 2019

Hi Rick !! i d like to know ; on the 1 , is there ghost  blow or draw chords between the Bop Bop ??


Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin May 27, 2019

Hi Andre - Good ear!  Usually there is a little exhale ghost chord in that spot. 

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Oct 10, 2018

Wow ... The Groove or the Rhythm ... I don t know loll ... but the way that Verse is constructed ... so good !!


Daniel James
Daniel James Jul 21, 2014

I am having such a great time-and learning so much! You have really helped me play with more percussion and rhythm.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jul 31, 2014

I'm real happy to hear that, Daniel! Percussion and rhythm = groove! Groove and tone are the 2 things that can really make one's harp playing effective. Keep up the good work!

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