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Split The Difference

Second Verse Breakdown

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Split The Difference > Second Verse Breakdown

Harpsters of Sonic Junction! Dennis Gruenling here with Chorus 2 of Split The Difference. Grab your Bb harp start working on more split intervals and octaves this week, now including some higher draw octaves where we will be blocking 3 holes with our tongue! But have no fear, it’s easier than it sounds, and it sounds amazing! This is one of my favorite techniques on the harp, and I hope you enjoy using these great sounds in this song.






Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Bb Harp in the Key of F.

Loop 0:00 Run-Through with Gutiar

Loop 1:04 Run-Through of Second Verse (Harmonica)

Loop 1:28 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 2:58 Breakdown of Next Section

Loop 6:40 Practice Loop of First Two Sections

Loop 7:13 Review

Loop 9:25 Practice Loop

Loop 9:57 Closing Thoughts




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Alan Apr 23, 2019

Hi Dennis,

Many thanks for another great lesson. Is it my imagination or are you putting the harp deeper in your mouth to get the larger 5 hole octave?

Also is there a backing track for this lesson ?


Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Apr 23, 2019

The harp does not necessarily have to be much further in your mouth to do this, but you do need to develop the correct shape and perhaps widen your lips more than usual to get this technique correct.

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Apr 30, 2019

Hi Alan -- backing track is up.  Thanks for the reminder!

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