Rick Estrin

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The Lockdown Shuffle

7th Verse Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction -

Here we are with the seventh, and final verse of this “Lockdown Shuffle”. In watching this lesson, I realize I must’ve changed the name at some point, but the name’s of very little consequence - the value’s in the content. The aim of this series has been to expand your musical vocabulary by providing you with some new conceptual and sonic options. This last verse starts out by referring back a couple weeks, and contrasting the 2/5 split, partial 7th chord, with a full, fat chord on the bottom three holes. On the IV chord, we stay with that 2/5 split, but we break it up - first, by employing an almost rushed rhythmic feel to create excitement and anticipation, and next with a little syncopated, side-to-side tongue trill. After that, we’re back on the I with a slightly modified version of the first four bars, before taking it home. I hope this series has been enjoyable for you and you’ve picked up some new knowledge that you’ll be able to utilize.

Stay safe and I’ll see you after awhile, right back here on Sonic Junction.

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 Verse 6 and 7

Loop 1:00 Artistic Approach to 7th Verse

Loop 2:27 7th Verse Acoustically

Loop 3:07 I Chord Breakdown

Loop 5:46 IV Chord and Back to the I Breakdown

Loop 9:10 V Chord and Ending Breakdown

Loop 11:25 Practice Loop

Loop 12:14 Closing Thoughts





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Robert Fox
Robert Fox Feb 28, 2021

Thanks, Rick. My tongue is growing muscles it never knew it had...what a workout!

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 01, 2021

I love it!

Bill Blatner
Bill Blatner Feb 27, 2021


Thanks once again for a great tune and set of lessons.  Even after listening many, many times, there are alot of little details I probably would not have picked up without your breakdown.  Bravo!  Lots to work on and enjoy until next time.


Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 27, 2021

Thanks Bill! Glad you're enjoying it. Sometimes those small details can really be the difference maker.

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