Hey, Sonic Junction,
it's Rick Estrin back again and this week I'll be breaking down verse 3 of "The Lockdown Shuffle". This lesson features a fairly explicit explanation of how to produce one type of tonal contrast. We'll also be working again with the push/pull, blow/draw technique that's essential to creating the feeling of buoyancy we want to achieve in this piece. There're also some partial chords, and conjunctive devices, that are indispensable to the overall effectiveness of the song, but need to be executed in an offhanded, semi-casual way. On the V chord, we'll be continuing to work with the half step and whole step bends on holes 2 and 3 that reoccur throughout the song. I also explain a little about the purpose and value of using a recurring lick for continuity - In this case, it's a signature "tag" lick. There's a lot of stuff in this lesson, but it's all good stuff that you'll be able to draw from and apply to whatever you play in years to come.
Have fun, and I'll see you next week.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
A Harp in the Key of E.
Loop 0:00 First Three Verses
Loop 1:54 3rd Verse Acoustically
Loop 2:30 I Chord Breakdown
Loop 6:50 IV Chord Breakdown
Loop 10:48 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown
Loop 13:54 Practice Loop
Loop 15:03 Closing Thoughts