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The Lockdown Shuffle

5th Verse Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction, it's Rick Estrin, back to tell you about verse 5 of this "Lockdown Shuffle". This verse is a lot about contrast - There's tonal contrast, and a semi-abrupt switch in phrasing from the previous verse's more legato approach to a more staccato rhythmic feel. Texturally, to contrast with the single notes, we're employing chords and partial chords, along with trills or warbles. This week, in addition to learning the licks and the phrasing, I want you to experiment a little bit with the shape of your oral cavity. Try finding different embouchures, and jaw positions and notice how you can alter your sound by adjusting the size and contour of the compression chamber inside your mouth. Remember, seemingly small things can make a big difference.

Have fun, stay safe, 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 0:00 First Five Verses

Loop 2:11 Artistic Approach to 5th Verse

Loop 2:40 5th Verse Acoustically

Loop 3:15 I Chord Breakdown

Loop 7:16 IV Chord and Back to the I Breakdown

Loop 9:07 V Chord and Turnaround Breakdown

Loop 11:42 Closing Thoughts





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Boyd R
Boyd R Mar 10, 2021

My brain has slow down pushed 80 years old it's taking longer to learn

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 10, 2021

I know the feeling Boyd. I'm old too. My brain doesn't work like it used to, but we gotta keep trying.

George Garvin
George Garvin Feb 17, 2021

So fun!


Douglas Avery
Douglas Avery Feb 14, 2021

thanks its good to review these grooves 


Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 14, 2021

I'm real glad you're enjoying it, Doug. It's good for me too.

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