Dennis Gruenling

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First Class

Breakdown of First Chorus

Hello Harpsters!

Today we start dissecting my first 1st Position study piece here - “First Class”. The first thing to remember is when you tackle a new position, it is a completely new mindset, meaning the note patterns for licks and scales is going to be totally new. You need to start building a new set of playing habits for each new position you learn. For this piece I also am sticking with the bottom part of the harp, but even though I am sticking down there, there will be lots to work on. Be sure to have a tuner for your bending practice as well, as the individual bends on 2 and 3 draw will be coming in handy here. Allow yourself time to listen to each section and get used to the sounds first, and then start digging in.

Enjoy, and I’ll see you in First Class!

- Dennis Gruenling




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
1st Position

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

G Harp in the Key of G.

Loop 0:00 How To Learn and Play First Position

Loop 2:35 First Position Blues Scale

Loop 3:45 First Verse Acoustically

Loop 4:11 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 6:06 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars

Loop 6:16 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)

Loop 7:49 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 8:08 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars

Loop 9:49 Slow Practice Loop of First Chorus

Loop 10:20 Slow Practice Loop of First Chorus

Loop 10:45 Slow Practice Loop of First Chorus





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tim james
tim james Dec 23, 2017

great stuff DennisĀ  cheers !!!!

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 23, 2017

Thanks Tim - glad you like it. Happy Holidays!!

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