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7th Verse Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction - Rick Estrin back again. This time we'll be breaking down verse seven of "Lightnin'". In this verse we start right out by milking every bit of flexibility out the fifth hole draw - "worrying" that note and making it soar. This verse also contains a lot of "intentional slop" or double stops, some note shaping, and a little bit of hand "fanning". There's a lot to this verse, and if you're doing it right, once you get it down, it should have a powerful emotional impact on the listener. Have fun, and I'll see you next week!





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

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:15 Run-Through of 7 Verse

Loop 0:52 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 4:40 IV Chord and Back to I Chord

Loop 8:12 Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 11:37 Slow Practice Loop





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Boyd R
Boyd R Feb 20, 2019

Love the  Turnaround Breakdown

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 20, 2019

Thanks Boyd. Cotton definitely had a few real cool, little signature tags that he used to put his stamp on things. Glad you're diggin it!

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Feb 16, 2019

Hey Rick !! just want to tell you ... What a "Deal"  to have you on this Site .... 13 song yet ... and you know What ?!! to me .. it s a Gold mine !! there so much !! I m on the right track Man ... you re the Real Deal Rick !! 


Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 20, 2019

Thanks Andre - I've watched you improve your playing tremendously, so if these Sonic Junction lessons have anything to do with that, I mu be doing alright!

DW Gill
DW Gill Feb 15, 2019

You the Man Rick....Right "Off The Wall""...!! BluesFully,DW...!!

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 15, 2019

DW Gill! Real nice meeting you! 

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