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Two for One

Third Verse Breakdown

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Hey Harp Gang - Dennis Gruenling here this week to wrap up my chromatic piece “Two For One”. For this last part we build up the phrasing and move around a little bit more while using the split octave technique on the chromatic. It sounds BIG once you get a clean technique down, so just practice a few minutes making sure to clean up your technique if it doesn’t sound quite right for you yet. Again, once you have the technique down clean, it’s the same for each split octave on this harp, so it then just becomes a case of moving around and becoming comfortable with this technique. I hope you’ve been enjoying this piece and this BIG sound you can now get on the chromatic harmonica!






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 Two for One with Guitar

Loop 1:50 Third Chorus with Harmonica Only

Loop 2:22 Breakdown of First 8 Bars

Loop 4:40 Practice Loop of First 8 Bars

Loop 5:03 Breakdown of Last 4 Bars and Ending

Loop 6:48 Slow Practice Loop

Loop 7:23 Closing Thoughts





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Robert Fox
Robert Fox May 27, 2019

Hi Dennis - On the slide up to the 6-10 draw octave near the end of the verse are you running single notesĀ all the way up and then hitting the octave, or sliding the octave position from low to high? When I listen it sometimesĀ it sounds like one and sometimes like the other. Thanks!

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling May 27, 2019

Hi Robert - Good question. Sliding single notes up, which is my usual way. You CAN slide octaves, but it is almost always cleaner and smoother using single notes for this type of move.

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