Hey, Sonic Junction - Rick Estrin back again with the lesson on verse two of this slow Chicago blues, "So Long". This verse touches on a few of the tools I seem to always emphasize - Once again we're about making apparent sense and "saying something" through repetition, variations on that repetition and strategic departure from that repetition. We're going for tonal, textural and phrasing contrast, and especially this week, we're building tension through the patient and judicious use of space. Relax - It's easier than it sounds in this description!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 Space Is Part Of The Music
Loop 1:16 Breakdown of First 4 Bars
Loop 4:25 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)
Loop 8:33 Breakdown of V Chord and Turnaround
Loop 13:27 Practice Loop of 2nd Verse
Loop 14:48 Closing Thoughts