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Two for One

First Verse Breakdown

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Two for One > First Verse Breakdown

Hello Harpsters!

Dennis Gruenling here to start taking apart my Two For One chromatic song. Starting right out the gate with some high draw octaves here, and the great thing to remember with this octave technique is that ALL of the octaves (blow and draw) all the way up and down the harp are done the exact same way. The same embouchure is used, where we will be blocking 3 holes in the middle and playing the 2 outside holes on either side of our tongue. It may seem intimidating at first, but once you get the correct shape for your mouth, you will be good to go - have at it!

- Dennis




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chromatic Harmonica

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

C Chromatic Harmonica in the Key of D.

Loop 0:00 First Chorus of Two for One with Guitar

Loop 1:00 First Chorus with Harmonica Only

Loop 1:29 Playing Octaves on a Chromatic Harmonica

Loop 3:40 Breakdown of First 8 Bars

Loop 4:45 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 5:32 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars

Loop 6:30 Practice Loop Last Section

Loop 6:45 Slow Practice Loop

Loop 7:15 Closing Thoughts





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andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Dec 12, 2019

Hi !! is there a backing track ??

Gagi May 14, 2019

Mr. Dennis which is more dificult to play the blues: diatonic or chromatic? 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling May 14, 2019

I would say blues chromatic is more difficult. They are very different however, but I think for most players, unless you already are familiar with the chromatic, the chromatic is more difficult.

Robert Fox
Robert Fox May 12, 2019

I think this is the second verse.

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling May 14, 2019

Yes, thanks for the head's up. Working on fiixng this...thanks!

Mike Caren
Mike Caren May 15, 2019

Thanks Robert.  You're right.  All fixed.

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