Dennis Gruenling

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Horton Shuffle

Third Chorus Breakdown

Hey Everybody -

This week we look into the third chorus of my “Horton Shuffle", which is a tribute to the great Big Walter Horton. I will introduce the concept and technique of tongue vamping while playing tongue-blocked, and how to utilize this in rapid fashion very much like Big Walter would use himself. I will also go over some licks and patterns often used by Big Walter.

For working on these new techniques, be sure to allow yourself plenty of short, focused practice sessions to nail the technique down and then you’ll be good to go.

Hope you dig it!

- Dennis



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp
Big Walter Horton
Dennis Gruenling
Dave Gross
Horton Shuffle

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E

Loop 0:00 Dennis and Dave Playing the 2nd and 3rd Chorus

Loop 1:18 Tongue Vamp Technique

Loop 5:10 Slow Practice Loop of Tongue Vamp Technique

Loop 7:02 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 8:12 Practice Loop of First 4 Bars

Loop 8:25 Breakdown of Bars 5 - 10

Loop 12:29 Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 13:57 Third Chorus (Bars 1 - 12) Practice Loop





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Daniel James
Daniel James Dec 24, 2016

 This is such a fun lesson! Thank you Dennis!

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 31, 2016

Daniel - Very nice!! Sold grasp of the techniques and nice textures too. Great work on this! Happy Holidays to you!! :)

tim james
tim james Mar 06, 2015

just watched  a vid  on facebook.... WALTER   and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE    yeah mate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Mar 07, 2015

Yea - two masters! Big Walter was a master and had so many sounds, textures, effects, and so much dimension to his playing - one of the best!

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