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Buffle Off To Shuffalo

First Chorus Breakdown

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Buffle Off To Shuffalo > First Chorus Breakdown

Hi Everyone - this week we start taking apart my new study song "Buffle Off To Shuffalo". The overall idea behind this piece was to work in as much rhythm (in particular, shuffle rhythm) chops as possible in many ways. It won't be a bad idea if you want to work on your timing and rhythm in general as a separate skill, apart from just doing it for this song. Real good timing and rhythm chops come from years of working at it, so get cracking with that metronome in your practice time to get in the groove so you can become a rhythm machine! Of course, there will be some other techniques at work here such as split intervals, but the focus is really heavy on the timing and rhythm, which when mastered, will make you that much better of a musician!

Grab your C harps and give it a go!

- Dennis Gruenling


C Harp in the Key of G.

Loop 0:00 First and Second Chorus of Bubble Off to Shuffalo

Loop 1:01 Introduction to Series

Loop 2:47 First Chorus Acoustically

Loop 3:20 Breakdown of Rhythm

Loop 5:00 Breakdow of First Riff

Loop 7:09 Practice Loop of First Riff

Loop 7:19 Breakdown of First Riff Variation

Loop 8:09 IV Chord Breakdown

Loop 10:02 Slow Practice Loop of IV Chord

Loop 10:12 I Chord Riff (Repeat of First Riff)

Loop 10:50 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 11:26 V Chord Breakdown

Loop 13:34 Practice Loop of V Chord

Loop 13:57 Practice Loop of First Chorus

Loop 14:36 Slow Practice Loop of First Chorus

Loop 15:16 Closing Thoughts 





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