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So Long

Sixth Verse, Second Part

Hey Sonic Junction - Rick Estrin back again, with the last lesson on this piece we're calling "So Long". This week the lesson starts from the IV of the sixth and final verse, and takes it on out. The idea for the phrasing on the IV lick and the lick that takes us back to the l, is based on some phrasing Little Walter used on the song, "Tonight With a Fool". We get pretty dramatic on the V, by worrying, bending, stretching and teasing the 4th hole draw to the max! This is the last lesson in this series. Hopefully you enjoyed it and got something good out of it. Many of the concepts I've shared with you in this series in particular, are some of the most valuable things I know about playing effective blues harmonica.

Until next time - 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 1:52 Verse 6 Acoustically With Commentary

Loop 2:50 Breakdown of Verse 6 From IV Chord

Loop 4:37 V Chord and Ending Breakdown

Loop 10:20 Practice Loop of 6th Verse From the IV

Loop 11:43 Closing Thoughts and Review




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Robert Fox
Robert Fox Jul 15, 2017

Thanks for another great series, Rick. Very sorry to hear your good friend passed away. 




Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jul 16, 2017

Thanks Robert. I'm glad you enjoyed the series. Regarding Jay's passing, it's a sad deal. He was a great guy.

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