Rick Estrin

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Sloppin' and Slidin'

First Verse Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction - This week I’ll be breaking down verse one of my new piece, Sloppin’ and Slidin’. Like a lot of the verses in this piece, this first verse contains mostly draw notes. This first verse has some slipped notes, some slides or glissandos, some slurred notes, and a couple ugly growls - just so people can tell you mean business.

Have fun with it and I’ll see you next week when I’ll break down verse two.

Rick Estrin




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

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Introduction to Sloppin' and Slidin'

Loop 01:41 First Verse Acoustically

Loop 2:16 Breakdown of First 8 Bars

Loop 7:47 Breakdown of Turnaround

Loop 9:48 Whole Verse Slowly

Loop 10:47 Closing Thoughts





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Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Oct 20, 2017

Hi again,

So I'm noticing that the guitar line has a minor feel and you never hit the 3-draw natural, even over the 1 chord.  Is that right?  You can't do the 3rd of the scale over a minor chord?  That's what gives it the spooky feel I think.  This is important for me, alluding to my previous question because I'm also working on a minor blues in A and if I don't get that bend it really sounds off.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Oct 20, 2017

Hi Bill - You are correct. The bass line does have a semi-minor, or “blues“ minor feel and sound, so you can hit the major 3rd, (the unbent three draw) on the V chord, but not on any other change.

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