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Shuffling It Up.mov
For INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE players. A video tutorial focused on "Shuffling it Up, an original composition for blues harmonica by Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
Most harp players have some idea how to carry a shuffle groove in second position (cross harp), using chords in the lower octave. "Shuffling it Up" is something different: a first-position shuffle that holds down the groove by using tongue-blocking in the middle octave alternating with upper-octave blow notes and bends.
Technical challenges include lots of tongue blocking, some basic syncopation, and a couple of blow bends. Nothing faster than a dotted eighth note here; just the challenge--for most players--of an unfamiliar approach to the harmonica blues.
Harp key: A
Note: a PDF tab for this lesson is also available:
Running time: 34:27
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