Rick Estrin

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Chicago Shuffle

Verse 5 - I, IV and V Chord

This week we're taking on the whole last verse. It's what I'd call a "riff" verse and simply put, aside from altering one note a half-step to make the chord changes, it's basically the same lick throughout the verse until we get to the V. There's a huge range of sounds and effects contained in the 3rd hole draw and in this lesson we focus a lot on working that hole and trying to zero in on some of the many possibilities for expression in that one little reed. Then I break down the V chord and the ending and hey, guess what? You've got a whole new song you can play.

Rick Estrin


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

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Verse 5

Loop 1:18 Breakdown of Lead In and I Chord

Loop 3:45 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I

Loop 4:20 V Chord Breakdown

Loop 5:59 Ending Breakdown

Loop 8:16 At Tempo Review with Pick Up

Loop 9:08 Slow Practice Loop of Whole Verse




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andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle May 30, 2019

Thank you Rick !! understood !! 

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle May 30, 2019

Hi Rick !! sometimes to me it s valuable to understand the meaning of the English ... so , what do you mean when you say that on the 1 ; you worrying the 3 hole bent and you say it s a "vocal sound" ?? what do you mean by Vocal sound ??


Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin May 30, 2019

Hi Andre, by "worrying" the note, I mean using bends as an effect. The way I'm starting the verse on that third hole and using the bends and "worrying" the note to produce an effect that's reminiscent of the human voice - that is what I mean by "vocal" sound. I hope that helps.

Larry "The Iceman"
Larry "The Iceman" Jul 08, 2014

"It sounds a little tricky....but it's cool."



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