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  • 60 SONNY TERRY BLUES RIFFS FOR INTERMEDIATE HARP PLAYERS

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    SONNY TERRY 3

    THE BEN HEWLETT HARMONICA COURSE

    Arranged and transcribed by Paul Lennon L.T.C.L.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Page 4 CD Tracklisting

    Page 5 Book Contents

    Page 6 Introduction

    Page 7 Articulations, Whooping, Hand Popping

    Pages 8 & 9 About Sonny Terry

    Pages 10 & 11 Plaudits

    Page 12 Riffs 1-2

    Page 13 Riffs 3-5

    Page 14 Riffs 6-8

    Page 15 Riffs 9-12

    Page 16 Riffs 13-15

    Page 17 Riffs 16-19

    Page 18 Riffs 20-22

    Page 19 Riffs 23-25

    Page 20 Riffs 26-29

    Page 21 Riffs 30-33

    Page 22 Riffs 34-36

    Page 23 Riffs 37-40

    Page 24 Riffs 41-44

    Page 25 Riffs 45-48

    Page 26 Riffs 49-51

    Page 27 Riffs 52-53

    Page 28 Riffs 54-56

    Page 29 Riffs 57-60

    Page 30 Chromatic Tablature (TAB) Chart

    Page 31 Outro

    Page 30 Discography

    Page 32 Biogs - Ben Hewlett

    Page 33 Biogs - Paul Lennon

    Page 34 Other Volumes Available

    Page 35 Further Study

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  • INTRODUCTION

    Welcome to our third book of Sonny Terry style Riffs.

    This book is another further attempt to delve into the style of Sonny Terry. Weve selected riffswe like, slowed them down, tried to catch the essence of his playing, notated them, and thenwe play each riff at three different speeds so you can learn it more easily.

    Sonny Terry has been a major influence on so many other players. My first teacher, PaulLamb, spent twelve years studying and performing in Sonnys style with the result that he hasspent the last thirty-some years whoopin' and hollerin' in clubs in his native north-east andlater in London after he moved there. As well as in concert and festival stages, creating apersonal synthesis of his harmonica heroes and his own unique and innate talent. Paulshistory includes representing Britain in the World Harmonica Championships, working with hisparticular mentor, Sonny Terry and with any number of other blues artists who've visited theseshores.

    I was also captivated by Sonnys playing when I first came across him in the 80s, and Ivebeen trying to get close to his style ever since. It was Paul Lamb who told me about Sonnyand Im very grateful to them both!

    These riffs are similar to those found in Sonnys playing in general and have been slightlysimplified to help you play more like him. The harps you will need for this CD/book are G, A,Bb, and C.

    As before I should remind you to listen to the man himself and you will hopefully recognise allthe riffs you will learn from this book.

    Weve tried to get the feel of Sonnys playing but havent tried to get every detail down. If youwant to zoom in further get in touch with Joe Filisko and hell help you out.

    Paul is playing guitar on this album to accompany the riffs (and drums) and by altering yourbalance control youll see how to make the harmonica more or less prominent depending onyour preferred mix.

    If you enjoy this CD/book there are two other Sonny style books in our series that you mightlike. Once we started the research it was hard to stop! The more I look into Sonnys style themore I see so we just kept going and ended up with enough riffs to start a fourth book -however well stop at three. Probably.

    Enjoy working through this and please give us feedback - tell us what you think of it!

    Ben and Paul July 2010.

    Ben uses Hohner Marine Band harmonicas customised by Richard Sleigh of the Joe Filiskoguild: www.rsleigh.com, and Hohner Marine Band Deluxe customised by Jon Vaughan atcustomharps.co.uk. Many thanks to these experts for keeping us in tune and with the correctjust intonation.

    Paul uses Hofner & Fender guitars, AER amplification and Line6 and Native Instrumentseffects.

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    Ben Hewlett became a musician at the age of ten in 1969 learning thetrumpet. He went through the school system of exams and performances,finally escaping the mandatory classical repertoire with the discovery ofLouis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. He was a minor third addict at fourteen and still has a passion for jazz and blues. Godfather DennisCorble gave Ben a harmonica at the age of 7 thus unknowingly sowing the seeds of a lifelong love of this instrument!

    Paul is a composer/arranger, multi-instrumentalist and teacher. He is aformer pupil of Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury and former memberand leader of the Wiltshire Youth and Salisbury Junior Orchestras on violin.He also played in rock and folk bands in the Salisbury areas from the ageof 15 onwards and

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