These are the songs that are NOT 12-bars long in their forms. These include some - bar, a 9-bar, 16-bar and some 1-bar (one chord) studies.
Chasin' Lost Sonny DownloadPlease note that there are two things different about this song, “Chasin' Lost Sonny.”
First, it is twice the price. That is because it was at least twice as hard to prepare as anything else here in the Filisko Store.
The second is that there is not a single defined final arrangement for the song but instead, numerous building blocks that you will need to arrange into your own version of Sonny's stylistic. If you goal is to capture his special style, you will need to do a lot of listening to the numerous versions of this type of piece that he recorded. Some of those are listed in the song notes. You will hear these building blocks and countless variations of them. Please also go back and review the song notes often and continually listen to the sample tracks on the CD.
Deford's DreamThis study song is much like the first known cross harp, 2nd position recordings, that were then referred to as “choking.” This will be another tool, along with “Skip To My Lou” and “Henry’s Lament,” to give insight into the amazing layers of technique hidden behind DeFord Bailey, Kyle Wooten, Palmer McAbee and others. . .
Keys to the Highway DownloadThis is a study of the very common blues melody known as “Key To The Highway.” It’s an easier arrangement of the older FiliskoStore study song, “Key To The High Weigh.” The song is associated with Big Bill Broonzy and Jazz Gillum and was first recorded in 1941 . . .
MB-16 Blues DownloadThis song is a study of the melody for Little Walter's song "My Baby" played over 16 bar form similar to "This Train," "When the Saint's go Marching In," "Momma Don't Allow," and "Crawdad Hole." Since the V chord comes in early in the form and is played for two bars, these chord changes can be quite difficult to solo over for harp players who are only used to playing over the 12 bar form.
Nine Bar Blues DownloadThis is a study of the extremely common blues melody most often known as, "Sitting On Top of The World," "Come On In My Kitchen," "You Got go Move" and "Worst Enemy." The song is sometimes played as an 8-bar blues by leaving off bar 8 after the hook and going straight to the turnaround.
Skip to My Lou DownloadThis is a great song to help comprehend many aspects of the intricate playing styles of DeFord Bailey, Kyle Wooten and other solo players. All the notes are easily available in two octaves and the chords fit and support the melody perfectly in the low octave. This will touch on some of the most obvious ways to ornament what happens underneath and around the melody. . .