Rick Estrin

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The Lockdown Shuffle

Intro Technique Breakdown

Hey Sonic Junction -

This week we're doing a more in-depth, more detailed breakdown of the intro verse - We'll be dissecting the techniques employed and describing more precisely, what's entailed in the physical execution of these techniques. We're working with fairly long, inhaled triplet tongue flutters that are punctuated with tongue slaps so we also need to address the breath conservation and strategic breathing required for smooth delivery. We also briefly venture into the rarely visited (in 2nd position) upper register and utilize a 3/7 draw octave, necessitating a slightly wider embouchure adjustment. So here's round two of the intro verse - it's a comprehensive "how-to" of the techniques involved. It may take a little work to get some of it down, but the payoff will be well worth it!

Have fun!

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 First Verse

Loop 1:02 Triplet Technique Breakdown

Loop 7:40 Walkdown Riff Breakdown

Loop 9:50 Tongue Blocking Boogie Breakdown

Loop 13:24 Closing Thoughts





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Boyd R
Boyd R Jan 22, 2021

This sounds easy you keep playing it then realise it's not so easy. that's what I like

Boyd R
Boyd R Jan 16, 2021

Love it really sticks in your head. 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 17, 2021

Thanks, Boyd - That's great. Getting the music in your head, is half the battle!

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