Rick Estrin

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Cotton Blend

2nd Chorus Breakdown

This week's lesson focuses on the 2nd verse of this piece we're calling Cotton Blend. It involves a lot of bending and "speechifying" - concentrated primarily on the 2nd hole, draw. I'll demonstrate and show you how to combine bends with hand techniques in order to achieve that real vocal sound with the harp. I'll demonstrate it both amplified and unamplified so you'll be able to pull it out in any situation.

You should have your harp talking in no time - Have fun!





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
key of E
A Harp
Rick Estrin
James Cotton
Cotton Blend

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E. 

Loop 0:40 Getting in the Groove and Amplified Run-Through

Loop 1:19 Breakdown of Mic Technique and Getting That Vocal Sound

Loop 4:57 Variations on the Main Riff

Loop 5:36 Breakdown of Riffs Acoustically (No Mic)

Loop 8:02 Slow Practice Loop - Acousitc

Loop 9:33 Practice Loop - Amplified

Loop 10:20 Closing Thoughts






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