Rick Estrin

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The Lockdown Shuffle

2nd Verse Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction -

It's lesson 3 on this Lockdown Shuffle and it's packed with good and handy tools that you'll be able to reference and utilize throughout your harmonica playing lifetime. This week we're alternating single notes with chords, and employing some double stops (AKA intentional slop) and double stop bends. We're doing some tongue switching, where we'll be playing the first hole, both blow and draw, out of the left corner of the mouth rather than the usual blocking on the left and playing from the right corner. We'll also be lifting the groove by revisiting some of the blow/draw, push/pull that we introduced last week. Getting this verse down will also entail fine tuning your bends on holes two and three - really nailing that pitch with as much accuracy as possible. I know this sounds like a lot of stuff, but the good news is, all the techniques and devices in this week's lesson will be recurring throughout this series, so you'll have plenty of opportunity for fine tuning.

Be safe. Stay in the pocket, have fun, and I'll see you next week.

- 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 Intro and 2nd Verse

Loop 1:28 2nd Verse Acoustically

Loop 2:04 I Chord Breakdown

Loop 8:49 IV Chord Breakdown

Loop 12:48 Back to I

Loop 14:10 Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 18:21 Closing Thoughts





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Boyd R
Boyd R Feb 03, 2021

Getting a lot out of this each time I come to the lesson I get more out of it.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 03, 2021

That's so cool! Really glad to hear it!

Boyd R
Boyd R Jan 23, 2021

Really ejoying thisĀ 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 23, 2021

Thanks Boyd! Glad you're liking it!

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