Dennis Gruenling

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Lookin' Sharp

Performance and Introduction to Series

We're re-issuing one of Dennis's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Dennis: 

Hi Everyone - I am so glad to be back here on Sonic Junction. Today I’m bringing you a little tribute to the sounds and techniques of an artist who is incredibly significant to the history of blues harmonica playing…not to mention one of my favorite artists and biggest influences: George “Harmonica” Smith. My George Smith tribute entitled “Lookin’ Sharp” incorporates all of his trademark sounds and techniques, including octaves, vibrato, effective use of repeated riffs, and lots of tremolo.

This tribute is also unique in that we will be utilizing not only 2nd position, but also 3rd position, which George really helped to evolve for generations to come. This is in the key of A, with a minor feel on the I chord, using a D harmonica for 2nd position, and then a G harmonica for 3rd position in the second portion of the song.

I hope you dig it!

- Dennis Gruenling






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

D Harp and G Harp in the Key of A

Loop 0:00 Introduction to George "Harmonica" Smith

Loop 4:23 Lookin' Sharp - Full Song

Loop 4:23 Intro and First Verse

Loop 4:57 Second Verse

Loop 5:23 Third Verse

Loop 5:49 Fourth Verse

Loop 6:15 Fifth Verse

Loop 6:41 Sixth Verse

Loop 7:07 Seventh Verse

Loop 7:33 Eighth Verse

Loop 7:59 Ninth Verse and Ending





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Rene Mar 29, 2022

hi Bro! Looks like a Astic 600 in your hands! Coooool :-)

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Mar 29, 2022

Yes, it is, I use one on occassion! 

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