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Getting Out of Town


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

Hi - I'm Rick Estrin.  The song we're going to be working on is the Rice Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson II) piece "Getting Out Of Town". It's based on a European recording of that song from the mid-1960s and is very loosely interpreted by me. It's also similar to several of Sonny Boys' different solo, European versions of "Bye Bye Bird".

The main point of these lessons is to help you develop your internal groove and also to get you thinking about and employing more dynamics in your playing. It'll also give you a piece of music you can play and with practice, perform without a band.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

G Harp in the Key of D.

Loop 0:00 Intro

Loop 1:13 1st Verse

Loop 1:31 2nd Verse

Loop 1:48 Solo, 1st Verse

Loop 2:07 Solo, 2nd Verse

Loop 2:24 Solo, 3rd Verse

Loop 2:41 3rd Verse

Loop 2:59 Outro and Ending




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Boyd R
Boyd R Oct 29, 2021

Need some new lessons

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Oct 29, 2021

I'll have a new one for you pretty soon.

Kosta Oct 31, 2021

Maybe this, Rick?  (from 2:40)  .. and especialy from 5:25 (without hands!)

Kosta Aug 25, 2021

Hey, students! Hey, Rick! Hello from Belarus.
2 years ago I've seen perfomance from Rick and other masters on St-Petersburg MOSTY Fest. (2019) It was a blast . Then I've found Sonic Junction. And this was first song I've learned . Yet it needed some work. But I like this thing and the groove, and to perform it.
Thank you Rick for all this;)

And this my russiantext version)

P.S. ( ХАТА - (hata) - country house on belarus language. Actually it was juke joint meeting in one country side place last weekend.(aug2021)

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 25, 2021

Great! You got people dancing! I like that you translated it to your language too!

Gagi Jan 29, 2022

Hurry up and wait. I can do that  solo except ending when he plays without hand 😎

Pat O'Halloran
Pat O'Halloran Jul 10, 2021

 sure thats a A  harp ? 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jul 10, 2021

I don't know why it says that, Pat. It's a G harmonica. sorry for the confusion.

Pat O'Halloran
Pat O'Halloran Jul 10, 2021

Thanks Man ,. Your the best. 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jul 11, 2021

Hi Pat -- thanks for letting us know.  My mistake.  I've updated the text to G Harp in the Key of D.  Enjoy Rick!

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