Jerry Portnoy

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Off the Wall

Performance & Introduction

This week Rick and I play Little Walters great instrumental "Off the Wall." We've posted the original as well, and you should really listen to it repeatedly and get it locked in your head. It's a true masterpiece, not only for Walter's instrumental virtuosity but also for the beautiful architecture of the song. In the coming weeks we'll be dissecting the song chorus by chorus.

It's done with a C harp in the key of G.





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Jerry Portnoy
C Harp
Rick Russell
Little Walter
Key of G
Off the Wall

Print Print Chords & Tab

C Harp in the Key of G

Loop 0:00 Jerry's Intro to Little Walter's Off the Wall

Loop 2:06 Whole Song

Loop 2:06 First Verse

Loop 2:31 Second Verse

Loop 2:54 Third Verse

Loop 3:16 Fourth Verse

Loop 3:39 Fifth Verse

Loop 4:01 Sixth Verse

Loop 4:25 Seventh Verse

Loop 4:47 Eighth Verse and Ending





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Tor Arvid Tveit
Tor Arvid Tveit Oct 28, 2019

My attempt at playing this tune.. the last verse is very challenging.

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Apr 16, 2015

Thanks, Tim. Little Walter's original is one of the all-time great harmonica instrumentals!

tim james
tim james Apr 10, 2015

great to hear and see  ya again Jerry!!!!!!!!!!!!!    this tune   is  fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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