Rick Estrin

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You Don't Love Me That Way

Last Verse and Ending

Hey Sonic Junction!

It's Rick Estrin, and I'm back with the final lesson of this "You Don't Love Me That Way" series. At first this week's lesson might seem like The Great Lung Capacity Challenge, but it's actually more about balance - learning to conserve air, and gaining breath control. During the first seven bars, we swell the 4 draw note from soft to loud, then we add some vibrato towards the end, just before we do a "stab" on the 6 blow to introduce the V change. After that, we'll do some octave work on the V, then we'll take it home with a tricky and fun, false ending. Be patient with yourself, feel the joy of the rhythm, and have fun with it! I hope you enjoyed this series.

Stay safe and healthy, and I'll see you next time, on Sonic Junction!

Rick Estrin



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Bb Harp in the Key of F.

Loop 0:57 Run-Through of Last Verse and Ending

Loop 1:30 Breakdown of First Section

Loop 7:14 Ending Breakdown

Loop 15:20 Practice Loop

Loop 15:55 Closing Thoughts





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Robert Fox
Robert Fox Jun 19, 2020

I'd like to learn some of Rick's licks and tricks on the chromatic.

Mats Boll
Mats Boll Jun 16, 2020

Hey Rick i have been working hard on this song during the last weeks and it´s bringing me further as a harp player.

Is there any chance for a future lesson of "TO CLOSE TOGETHER" ???? (but please on a LOW tuned  harmonica). I haven´t found any good lessons on low harmonicas out there and to me you are a living master on those harps.

I can still remember when i listend the first time to rick estrin and the nightcats on a blues harp compilation and it was "TO CLOSE TOGETHER" where i totaly lost my mind. To me it felt like the coolest piece of music i´ve ever heard. Not just the Harmonica also your vocals got me totally. I couldn´t stop listening for hours to this one song.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jun 18, 2020

Hi Mats - Thanks! I'm really glad you like that stuf! The main reason I haven't done any lessons on a low tuned harp, is because most people don't have low harps. Even when I did a lesson on "Getting Out of Town" I used a normal pitched G harp rather than the low C I normally use. A lot of Sonnyboy 2 type stuff is covered in my lessons on the songs, Getting Out of Town, Nine Below Zero, and Sonnyboy's Groove.

Kosta Jun 19, 2020

Hey everybody! I support Mat with wish for Low harps lessons. (at list in G or LF)   Maybe not the whole thing , just to understand the conseption. Like in "Getting out of town" . It was great lesson !

And Rick, if you in future add James Cotton songs in lessons it would be great! ''Creeper''  is my favorite at now.
What is your favorite from James Cotton? And what you recommend to lisen and study from his songs?

Robert Fox
Robert Fox Jun 05, 2020

Another great workout on the 2draw-3blow and lots more - thanks, Rick! Looking forward to more in the future.

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle May 30, 2020

Hi Rick !! an ending like that ... with octaves and sloops ... Man , I want more of John Lee !! just love it !! thanks again Rick !!


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