Rick Estrin

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So Long

Second Verse Breakdown

Hey, Sonic Junction - Rick Estrin back again with the lesson on verse two of this slow Chicago blues, "So Long". This verse touches on a few of the tools I seem to always emphasize - Once again we're about making apparent sense and "saying something" through repetition, variations on that repetition and strategic departure from that repetition. We're going for tonal, textural and phrasing contrast, and especially this week, we're building tension through the patient and judicious use of space. Relax - It's easier than it sounds in this description!

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 Space Is Part Of The Music

Loop 1:16 Breakdown of First 4 Bars

Loop 4:25 Breakdown of IV Chord and Back to I (Bars 5 - 8)

Loop 8:33 Breakdown of V Chord and Turnaround

Loop 13:27 Practice Loop of 2nd Verse

Loop 14:48 Closing Thoughts





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