This week we're breaking down verse two of "Mr. Lee's Mambo". This lesson primarily features the alternating of licks with little groove chords. We'll be mixing it up a little - skipping holes here and there and occasionally changing the direction of the breath on adjacent holes. We'll also be learning about what's typically called the "mournful" sound (I like to call it the pitiful sound) created with the use of some slight bends and gradual bends. I also touch on the idea of "making sense" in your playing - what I think of as making your playing conceptually conversational. I think the "making sense" element is an essential component of effective playing. And, of course, as always and above all, hold that groove and have some fun!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
Mr. Lee's Mambo
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:27 2nd Verse Acoustically
Loop 1:03 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 5:03 Slow Practice Loop of First 4 Bars
Loop 5:36 At Tempo Practice Loop
Loop 5:47 Breakdown of IV Chord
Loop 8:52 Slow Practice Loop of First 8 Bars
Loop 10:00 How the Riffs Fit Together
Loop 11:52 V Chord Breakdown
Loop 15:51 Practice Loop of 2nd Verse
Loop 16:16 Slow Practice Loop of 2nd Verse
Loop 16:49 Closing Thoughts