Rick Estrin

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Sonnyboy's Groove

Fifth Verse Breakdown

This verse takes one riff or idea, through the first EIGHT bars. In the interest of "conversationalizing" the piece, those EIGHT bars contain little variations on the riff and a chord change, but essentially the verse is about continuity and building excitement. On the V, you get another shot at "owning" that third hole draw bend.

Rick Estrin




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp
Sonny Boy II
Sonnyboy's Groove
Rice Miller
Rick Estrin

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:30 Run-Through of Fifth Verse

Loop 1:04 Breakdown of First Four Bars of Fifth Verse

Loop 2:11 Breakdown of IV Change (Bars 6 and 7)

Loop 5:42 Practice Loop - IV Change Slowly

Loop 5:55 Breakdown of I Chord, V Chord and Turnaround (Bars 7 - 12)

Loop 7:17 Practice Loop of IV Chord through Turnaround

Loop 7:49 Turnaround, Tongue Slapping Bars 7 & 8 and Review

Loop 9:18 Whole Verse - Slowly

Loop 10:01 Getting Back to the V Chord

Loop 11:12 Closing Thoughts





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andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Feb 11, 2015

Hi Rick ! I m I wrong ?? sometimes you tongue switch and you bend with tongue block on the other side of your mouth ?? It s amazing !!

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