andre Loiselle

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Chicago Shuffle Performance & Introduction Oct 05, 2020

Yeah Kosta !! that s so great ... I forgot it is birthday today !! your a good Man !!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Mr. Lee's Mambo Performance Sep 28, 2020

Very good Kosta !! always a pleasure to hear you play Man !! sorry for the Politic matter ... what is the problem ?? I don t know .. but I m sure that you have good reasons to do so !! to me Politic ... heuh ?!! forget Politic !! loll ... and yes , I will  put on line  Mr Lee s Mamboo version ... I love that song Man !! the only advice that I can say ... when you Groove ... Groove Harder , like Rick Says !! to me you re a good player and I only encourage you to Play like you do Kosta ... each time you improve your playing !! André

Kosta
Kosta Sep 28, 2020

Thank you, Andre! Trying groove harder but can't relax fully like Rick;) But I work on it. Hope it would not take a decades)
Matters are sad and all we can do its peasceful and creative protests (you can read the matter on my video discription in youtube, or just google Belarus news)

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Scaled Down Performance and Introduction Sep 17, 2020

Hi Dennis !! it is right to say ??  If I m not on the right time or beat , but the phrase is on the groove in the right chord ,is it still good ?? for instance , rather than start on the 4 beat , I start on the one on the next bar and it sound ok ... still good ??

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Sep 17, 2020

Starting on a different beat, even if in time changes the whole feel of a phrase. It's good if it is in time of course, but it must be starting on the right beat to really work as it should. Thanks!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Scaled Down 4th and 5th Chorus Breakdown Sep 14, 2020

Yeah !! I didn t have any answer before ... loll ... make sense !! thank s Dennis !!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Scaled Down 4th and 5th Chorus Breakdown Sep 14, 2020

Hi Dennis !! why ?? when you start to count the beat at the begining of a song or a Chorus , you do "1- pause - 2 - pause again and 1-2-3-4 without pause and start ?? hope my question is clear enough ??

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Sep 14, 2020

When a song is counted off, this is usually the way, to get yourself and anyone else you play with coordinated with the groove and tempo before it even starts...

You count to 4 two times, establishing the tempo. The first time, you count half time (1... ...2... ...) meaning you count "1" where 1 is, but you count "2" where 3 normally is...half speed basically. THEN you count normal time (1...2...3...4...). This is all to establish the tempo and groove before you start.

For a slow blues, it is usually JUST the "normal" count, or else the count will be very long. I hope that explains it OK for you.

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Scaled Down 10th and 11th Chorus Breakdown Sep 13, 2020

Hi Dennis !! I just been knocked down by you !! loll ... I ve been practicing the "blues Scale" on different keys ; G ,Aflat, A, ... till E  after the course you gave me , and now ... after only 3 days ... I got all the 11 chorus down !! loll , and I will say , easy , but the "real" point is ...  it s "amazing" what you did with "THAT" Scale ... Man ... like I said ... I m knocked down , I couldn t imagine that just going up and down the scale ... you came with "that amazing " song !! thank s man !! André

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Sep 13, 2020

Thanks You!! It's all about learning the language and buildign a vocabulary...then it's easier to make music and be creayive in a musical way...thanks!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Two for One Performance and Introduction Sep 10, 2020

Thank s Kosta !! I don t know what s happening in Belarus ?!! but stay put ... and whenever you put something on line ... l ll check it out !! and for now ... moving , to me it s Ok ...and thank you for the tips !!  André

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Two for One Performance and Introduction Sep 10, 2020

Hi Kosta !! thank you very much... I like when you comment my stuff !! and Yes , there so much going on when I play , I move to count the beat ,and try to know where I am ... and it s new to me !!  it s very hard to stay calm ... sometimes when the emotion "kicks in" because i like what I do ... it s really hard to only stay focus on what needed to do ... but I think the guys like Rick , Dennis , and Jerry are so much into it , I mean they re Professional !! and to me to get there ... I ll have to live till 100 years !! loll ... and play with a band because I don t ,and Jamming ,that I just began to try !! anyway Kosta , when you write sometime about what I do , I really can relate ... and you give "drive " to do more !! thank s again and have a good day !! André

Kosta
Kosta Sep 10, 2020

Thank you man, it's so plesant to hear. And inspiring too) Soon I hope to make some lesson and video and join the students. At now here in Belarus many meanest things going on and it takes nerves and thoughts. But music does cure.

By the way I can advise you as from my own experianse (I'm not proffesional yet but maybe some day..) that moving (rocking) when you play can be fixed by playing with microfone (vocal) stand or when you sitting on something. It helped  me not to rock and move very much.
Maybe Dennis can give some precious advice how to move on stage and how to deal with it.

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Sep 10, 2020

I thinkmoving is GOOD to do while playing, as long as you are moving with the beat and the groove. It helps me connect to the groove more while I play. What is not good is to stomp your feet or move your hands to the groove or the beat, that is a bad habit and distrcating to most players. Moving your body with the groove can really help, once you are relaxed and allow yourself to connect with the groove in a relaxed, dancing type of way. Hope that helps!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Two for One Performance and Introduction Sep 01, 2020

thank you Kosta , really appreciated !!

 

Kosta
Kosta Sep 10, 2020

Very cool sound! Nice new mic;)  Resently I got a new mic too). I do not play a chromatic, but got to try some day, looking at your succes. And I like you got a thrill when you play. I often can't manage to calm down with this and moving my body more than necessary :(

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Two for One Performance and Introduction Aug 31, 2020

Hi Dennis !! it s not easy ... but it s my shoot , I even tryed with the 16 holes loll .... I was running out of air in no time !! anyway ... tell me what you think !!!

André

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Sep 01, 2020

Yes - very good! Sounds great. Practice with a focus to breathe softer and it will be even better...the only improvements now will be from relaxing more, but I know it is easier said than done : )

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Two for One Performance and Introduction Aug 31, 2020

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Sep 01, 2020

VERY good there! The next step for you would be relaxing more, breathing even softer. You are doing very well with this, and the only improvements now will come from relaxing more - rounder tone, more relaxed phrasing, not going out of breath - but this is very good! Thank you for uploading this, nice job.

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Buffle Off to Shuffalo Intro and Performance Aug 31, 2020

Yes !! if you use a PC ... there s 3 signs up to your right ... and it s the "play" bouton 

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Moan A Chrome Performance and Introduction Aug 24, 2020

Hi Dennis !! yes it s tighter Now !! really appreciated your comments , and your tongue vamp ... Man it s fast !! 

André

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 24, 2020

Thank you! Just takes steady practice, you will get it for sure.

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Nine Below Zero Solo - Lesson 2 Jul 26, 2020

Hi Rick !! it s only .... "Amazing" ... the way everything is "floating" ... a little bit of the phrase here and there .. and everything got in place ... I begin to understand about to put an "idea" and comment on it and so on ... , write it , it s one thing , but play it ... it s "Amazing" ... if ever I m able to improvise like That ?!! I would say " I achived my Goal" !! Thank s again and again !!

 

André

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jul 26, 2020

That's great, Andre! It's like learning to speak a language. The more you hear it and understand it, the more you understand how to make your own statements in that language.

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Moan A Chrome Performance and Introduction Jul 03, 2020

Hi Dennis !! It s not tight like I d like ,  but ... it s  a start and I really have to be able to count the beat ... i m sure it will help ... any comments anyone ??

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Moan A Chrome Performance and Introduction Jul 03, 2020

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Aug 24, 2020

Sounds good!! Sorry for the delay, this comment slipped through the cracks here on me. And good job moving with the groove, and keeping time with the tune. REALLY nice distorted notes, hit just right! I'm curious if it's gotten tighter for you since posting this....nice job though, sounds like you have the scale down really well.

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Salute to Charlie Christian Solo - B Section Jul 03, 2020

Cool Bruce !! Happy to ear that !! to me , you where keeping SJ "alive" ... I loved watched your posts ... Glad you re back !!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Salute to Charlie Christian Solo - B Section Jul 03, 2020

Hey Bruces !! long time no see ... I know that you had some health problems ... It s not my busyness , but I missed you and glad that you're back !!

André

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Jul 03, 2020

Thank you very much, André! I deeply appreciate that! I'm doing really great with my prior health issues, and just recovering from a strained wrist, so I'll be posting some videos again soon. Thanks again for the kind words and well wishes!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Crawlin' Kingsnake Performance Jun 26, 2020

Thanks Rick and Kosta !! you re making my day ... you re giving me "Fuel" for more !!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Crawlin' Kingsnake Performance Jun 26, 2020
 

Hi Rick !! That is One of the first time that I was able to play it from the beginning till the end ... I m not able yet to know exactly where I am during the song , counting the beats and the chords progression , but now I have  a better Idea ... I m sure with practice , I ll be able  to get more in the "groove" ,It s really funny to try to sing !!  anyway Kosta always putting video on line , I wanted to Thanks Him to kepping the Site "alive" and wanted to put a little of Me !! loll I will for sure play it with a Metronome soon ....any comments Rick and others ??

 

 
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