Dennis Gruenling

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Windy City Shuffle in E

Performance and Introduction

Hey Junctioneers!!

Dennis Gruenling here and I’m glad to see you all. This time on Sonic Junction I am taking it north to the Windy City for a mid tempo Shuffle inspired by the great Chicago Blues Harp players, especially Little Walter. Aside from the licks, phrases and Blues Scale notes we are utilizing here, pay particular attention what effects are used, how the notes and phrases are attacked, and HOW all of these factors come together to form a specific approach to blues harp playing. Definitely swinging, but also very solid and rhythmic! Listen a few times, then grab your A harp to play 2nd Position along with me…Enjoy this, and see you soon!

- Dennis Gruenling



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

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Introduction to Series

Loop 2:02 Whole Song

Loop 2:02 First Chorus

Loop 2:34 Second Chorus

Loop 2:58 Third Chorus

Loop 3:24 Fourth Chorus

Loop 3:49 Fifth Chorus





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David Thomson
David Thomson Dec 08, 2023

Hi Dennis  Whats the best way to put this into my music playlist to listen to whilst driving  Thanks  Kiwi Dave 


Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 16, 2023

Hi - I am not sure about that actually. Let me see if someone at SJ knows more about it - thanks

klaus meyer
klaus meyer Jan 31, 2022

Now amplified 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Feb 16, 2022

Really nice!! Sorry for the delay in responding, but this sounds great. Only thing I can think of as far as specifics, is mainly relating to your execution of some of the tongue-blocked effects. You are doing them in the right places, just sometimes not as smooth as it can be. Much of that comes down to breath control and smooth tongue movement, and will come better with just practice, or shall I say consistent practice with doing that technique by itself on a daily basis. Small doses, but consistent. As usual, nice work!

klaus meyer
klaus meyer Jan 14, 2022

Hola, first acoustic attempt, next week hopefully amplified..

Saludos from Tenerife (Canary Island)

Gagi Aug 14, 2020

Mr. Nick moss🥰🤩😍 How are you guys? 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 24, 2020

We are doing the best we can!! Hope everyone out there is doing OK!

Gagi Aug 26, 2020

Mr. Dennis We are looking and practicing for new materials. Thanks for everything 🙏

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