There’s been an unprecedented burst of productivity round here these last few days. Here’s a quick video on internalising licks and getting them ingrained in your long term memory. You’ll need to have a bit of experience for this to make proper sense. It’s not intended for beginners (Sorry! I’ll do some more fundamental stuff soon) but it’s really fun once you get going with it. A great way to spend some practice time. Enjoy.
Been working on this for a while now and I think it’s ready to release into the wild. The first part of what I intend to turn into a series introducing new players to the 12 bar blues, what is is and how we play along with it. Links to playing examples are included.
I sincerely hope that folks find this useful and enlightening. It’s exactly the kind of thing I wish I’d had access to while trying to learn this stuff. Feedback and corrections are encouraged.
Have at it folks!
I’ve put together a short pdf on the component parts of a harmonica and how they work together to create sound. Hopefully it will be useful for beginners still getting to know their instrument. Enjoy!
I always advise my students to practice new licks, rhythms and techniques slowly. I provide slowed down jam tracks to help with that. Nearly always this is met with some degree of resistance. Often along the lines of “Well, I want to be able to play it full speed so I should practice it that… Continue reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race
I’ve been playing with Music Note Sight Reading Trainer. It’s a very simple and very effective app for iOS that “gamifys” the often daunting task of learning the note layout on the staff. If this is new to you here’s a diagram to get you started. The notes that sit on the staff lines are… Continue reading Music Note Sight Reading Trainer