Rick, this reminds me a lot of Bye Bye Bird. In fact, the spacing of the lyrics in relation to the licks seems to fall on the same beats. I think practicing this is going to give me better ears on figuring out that song.
Absolutely. This is also a Sonnyboy 2 song. I got the idea of doing the song like this from a version he did on a European LP
I think it's really important to be able to tongue block single notes from either side. Then it allows you to switch with a wide mouth. So if you're jumping large intervals of many holes, you don't move the harp as far or even at all. You just move your tongue to switch between holes 1 and 4 for example.
Rick you are such a monster on the harp. I hope to be able to entertain with just a harmonica, my voice and a strong sense of groove. Hope you're doing well.
I spent a lot of time with your videos about a year ago and got as much as I could then. Now I'm going back through and picking the fruit that used to be out of reach. Kingsnake was transformative for me. I polished every note and beat of that tune. Sinking my teeth a little deeper into this one now.
Thanks Alex - I'm glad you're catching on to what I'm trying to show you. That groove can make whatever you play, feel right.
Yeah, I have to say, this lesson has been fantastic.
Finally have made it this far.
Great! Are you enjoying it?
Hey Rick, unrelated to this lesson but do you think you'll ever post any chromatic lessons?
I hadn't thought about it, but maybe. For now, you should check out Dennis's Moan a Chrom serie.
This lesson has been transformative for me. Please play in New York soon.
Wow - Thanks Alex! I'm glad it's helping you. No telling when we'll be in NY again. We did a couple NY dates last month. You can always check rickestrin.com to see where we are.
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