Hey Sonic Junction!
This week we'll be dissecting verses two and three of the James Cotton/Otis Spann gem, "Lightnin". Verse two is a variation of the verse one theme, with some, different hand effects, some contrast devices, and a couple other small twists. Verse three is a departure from the theme. It's almost all tongue flutters and trills up to the V change. There're a lot of textural variations coloring this tune. Add as many as you can to your expression pallet and learn to incorporate them as you feel 'em!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 1:11 Run-Through of 2nd Verse
Loop 1:44 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 3:47 IV Chord Breakdown
Loop 5:32 Turnaround Breakdown
Loop 9:35 3rd Verse - Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 12:30 3rd Verse - IV Chord Breakdown
Loop 14:12 3rd Verse - Turnaround Breakdown
Loop 15:20 3rd Verse Practice Loop