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The Lockdown Shuffle


Intro Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction -

Rick Estrin here, and this week we're going to start breaking down the intro portion of this "Lockdown Shuffle". Once again, on the surface this sounds simple, but there're some valuable texture producing and groove enhancing elements that'll require some focused attention to detail. This week we'll be working on some things like dividing a flutter-tongue vamp into triplets, getting comfortable with some push/pull ghost notes, and zeroing in on some important bends on the second and third holes. All this stuff is designed to help achieve a better, fuller sound, and to put you deeper in the pocket.

Have fun, and I'll see you next week.

Rick Estrin

 

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Intro and First Verse

Loop 1:02 Introduction to Series

Loop 1:47 Intro Example

Loop 2:09 Intro Breakdown

Loop 4:17 IV Chord Part

Loop 6:20 Review and Detailed Breakdown

Loop 16:42 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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Boyd R
Boyd R Feb 03, 2021

I have a lot of patience  When it's hard then it's fun to learn I'm having a lot of fun with it. I'm still working on Juke  I come back to sometimes now that's a lot of patience 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 03, 2021

That's great! Learning Juke is a whole education by itself! There's tons of great, important stuff in Juke. That alone can keep you busy for years!

Boyd R
Boyd R Feb 03, 2021

Just when you thought you had made

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 03, 2021

Believe it or not, I know the feeling, Boyd. The main thing is to be patient with yourself. Some techniques take a little more time to master, but if you stick with it, and keep working at it, even a few minutes, 2 or 3 times a day, it'll pay off!

Nick Fermi
Nick Fermi Jan 21, 2021

Ah,I just know I'm going to love getting into this thanks Rick.  And yes, as you said at the end, it's goina be alright! 

P.s.  love the sound of Ronnie's bass too. Sounds to me almost like an upright.  Any chance I could know the make and model please?

 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 03, 2021

I'll try and find out what that bass is - It's some type of ukelele bass. It's got surprisingly good tone, but then again, Ronnie's playing it, so I'm sure that's got a lot to do with how good it sounds.

Robert Fox
Robert Fox Jan 13, 2021

Thanks, Rick!

Robert Fox
Robert Fox Jan 13, 2021

Hi Rick - Do you tongue block or pucker blow bends on holes 7-10?

 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 13, 2021

Hi Robert - In this piece, everything's tongue blocked, but they're also no bends on 7 - 10. - Normally, when I'm playing and bending holes 8, 9, and 10, usually first position, I'm lipping.

Boyd R
Boyd R Jan 13, 2021

This is a fun one and it really sticks in your head

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 13, 2021

Thanks Boyd, glad it's working on you!

Mary Beth Hempel
Mary Beth Hempel Jan 10, 2021

Love it Rick!  :-)

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 13, 2021

Thanks Mary Beth! Have fun with it!

jmsaffer@gmail.com
jmsaffer@gmail.com Jan 10, 2021

Love ya, man!  Awesome lesson.  Learning a ton from you.  You are inspiring me to wake my ass up and get ready to break out when the world begins again....

Also, very cool to hear you pop in on Gruenling webinar yesterday!

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 13, 2021

Thank you!!!!

 
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