Dennis Gruenling

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Trill Seeker

Fifth Chorus Breakdown

Hey there fellow Junctionites, this week we take apart the fifth chorus of my “Trill Seeker” study song, and boy, does it ever live up to it’s name in this chorus! This section of the song has many trills in it, including blow trills, and multiple alternating breath direction trills. If the trill technique is still not clean and even for you yet, I suggest making sure that you work on that as a separate exercise, as it will likely be difficult to pull off this chorus without some precision in your technique. However, don’t let that scare you away - the results will be well worth it. Remember, if you practice them slowly and evenly, in no time you will be able to pull them off clean and consistently.

Remember to have fun with this and keep blowin’!

- Dennis Gruenling



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp
Dennis Gruenling
Trill Seeker

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E. 

Loop 0:00 Dennis and Dave Playing the Whole Song

Loop 1:10 Dennis and Dave Playing the Fifth Chorus

Loop 3:10 5th Chorus Played Acoustically

Loop 3:32 Breakdown of First Four Bars (I Chord)

Loop 5:15 Practice Loop of First Four Bars

Loop 6:36 IV Chord and Back to the I Chord (Bars 5 - 8)

Loop 7:27 Practice Loop of IV Chord and Back to the I (Bars 5 - 8)

Loop 8:10 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 8:32 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 11:05 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars

Loop 11:47 Practice Loop of Entire 5th Chorus





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Marc Graci
Marc Graci Aug 24, 2018

I see that you are moving your head for the trill instead of your wrist. Does your neck hurt from doing so many trills so fast? Why do you prefer moving your head instead of your hands?



Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 25, 2018

I'm actually moving both my head and my hands, but mostly head...and when you only move your hands it totally affects your grip & tone, so I do not recommened that way. Plus I think using mainly your head is more consistent and less intrusive of your flow of technique.   And head or neck never hurt from doing this, haha! Not's a very low-impact workout!

ian Apr 01, 2016

Amazing stuff

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Apr 12, 2016

Thanks Ian!

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