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Trill Seeker

Second Chorus Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction Friends -

Dennis Gruenling here with the breakdown for the second chorus of my study song “Trill Seeker.” This chorus involves some drawn out distorted blues notes, rhythmic chords, and of course some more trills. Make sure you are practicing your trills to be able to pull them off evenly, consistent, and with clean notes. For the sections involving the chord accents, really make sure you have a good grasp of the groove, so the chords add to the pulse of the song. You may want to practice the chord accents by themselves to make sure you have a full understanding of the timing.


- 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 First Two Choruses

Loop 1:25 2nd Chorus Played Acoustically

Loop 1:52 Breakdown of First Riff

Loop 6:04 Slow Practice Loop of First Riff

Loop 6:13 Repeat of First Riff with Different Timing

Loop 7:31 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 7:50 Breakdown of Final Riff

Loop 9:26 Practice Loop of Last 4 Bars

Loop 9:55 Closing Thoughts and How To Learn It

Loop 11:00 Practice Loop of Entire 2nd Chorus





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Boyd R
Boyd R Aug 02, 2019

I'm comiing back to this lesson again..I guess it's the end of new lesson's, But i have alot of tunes to learn


Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 04, 2019

There will be more, I have plennty more in store...stay tuned!!

Alan Mar 29, 2016

Hi Dennis,  When you scoop up from the slight bend on the 5 draw am I hearing a tiny piece of the 6 draw to get the distorted note ?



Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Mar 29, 2016

Yes, but just slightly.

Alan Mar 30, 2016

Hi Dennis, Thanks for the quick reply. Really enjoying the lessons and appreciate the time you take to explain the details and subleties in your chorus breakdowns.

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Mar 11, 2016

Hi Dennis --- can you remind me how you get the "distorted" note --- are you picking up a bit of an adjacent hole?

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Mar 29, 2016

Yes, but only a little, as a little goes a long way with this technique.

tim james
tim james Mar 11, 2016

hi Dennis!   i 'm  hearing'  TA'   when you do the chords at end of  riff, is that what your  mouthing mate?

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Mar 29, 2016

Yes, that is bascially it. The "T" articulation is important. Good ear there :)

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