Hi Larry !! I really appreciated your comments like usual and thank you !! for the moments only counting the beats while i m playing and trying to not miss a beat and know where I am in the 12 Bars ... my "plate" is full !! but I want to thank you because I don t know when you gave me that advice to walk at a pace that I needed to keep a beat while I m playing ... I started to do it yesterday and guess what ?!! It worked Man !! thanks
thanks Rick !! yes for trois Rivieres ... and maybe before ,
HI Rick , Larry and others !! Am I wrong ?!! I don t think so . Right now , I m trying to sing the song that I learned by heart and count the beat with my feet with the Backing track ... man , What an exercise , I miss alot of beat and sometime start in the wrong place ... and loose myself !! Rick you kind of always start at the last beat of each chorus for the next 4 bars and not always on the first beat ,
I think I will improve my Groove with that ?!! because I was always trying to play "licks" on kind of "nothing" ... I remember once Rick you said in I don t remember the lesson ; that playing "licks" after a period of time gets boring , and I think that you said to add chords and ghost notes gonna make the bed of Groove ... i m not sure if my explaination is right ?!! but ... In the end I m sure it will help !!
Hey Andre - Getting it in your head is an important key. See you at Trois-Rivières?
Hi Rick !! thank you for the advice , right now on the bends , i think is the best that I can do, I will continue to focus to be more precise on them , I ll get there maybe soon ?!! thank you for James Cotton, Big Jay McNeelay and Joe Houston CDs , I received them a week ago and really I have a "ball" listening to them , I did t know that Cotton was "that" Good !! intentional Slops ; that s my next Goal !! these Sax players are so Good !! Right now I m "working" on Mr Lee s Manbo and to be honest I m sure that I do a better job than 2 years ago because Half Stepping song already made a big difference in my playing !! I will put it on the site soon ... and Yeah I will see you soon !!
👍🏽!!! See you real soon
Hi Rick !! I did another attempt , on the first Chorus on the V , I missed the bend , and on the 3 rd Chorus on the I , I m not in the pocket like it would ... overall , to me it s Ok ... what do you think ??
Hey Andre! Sorry I took so long to get back to you on this. Overall, you're doing a great job! There're just a couple spots where the bends could be more precise, but you're making good progress on your groove - You've really got the 2 draw/3 blow working for you - You're attacking the chords with a little less volume, which is good - Overall, real good job! Great seeing you in Shirley, and I hope to see you again soon.
thank you Mike !!
Hi Rick and Larry !! any comments ??
wow. You really are improving....you still KILL me with that tongue switch at the end! Something I can't do!
Once again, the "chording" behind the groove could be a little less volume making the lead lines stand out more, but it is better than that last video. When your lead line goes down to those lowest holes, the chording sounds a little blurred.
Your control on that 3 hole inhale is very very good - you are hitting the correct pitches dead on most of the time. The 2 hole inhale full bend still needs a bit of work - sometimes you come up just a little to sharp in pitch, but other times it is deep enough. Try to work on the consistency. If you spend 5 minutes/day for 2 weeks on nothing but the 2 hole inhale bend - down to the floor and back up slowly - it should solve this issue.
Overall, you are doing great! keep it up. tres bien!
Hi Rick !! thank you !! appreciate the advice as usual and i will tare of the chords !!
Hi Aalt !! thank you ... but my problem was that my bends were" to the floor "out of tune , too much flat if you know what I mean , but thank you for your advice ... it s cool to me that people care !!
Thank you Larry !! as usual , I appreciate your comments !!
Hi Rick !! I think it s better with the bends then the other time .... any comments ??
Hey Andre! Great job on improving those bends, and memorizing the licks! And, just like Larry said - REALLY nice tongue flutter! Larry's also correct in suggesting that you play the rhythm chords mo softly. Overal, great job!
Thank you Rick !! understood !!
Hi Rick !! sometimes to me it s valuable to understand the meaning of the English ... so , what do you mean when you say that on the 1 ; you worrying the 3 hole bent and you say it s a "vocal sound" ?? what do you mean by Vocal sound ??
Hi Andre, by "worrying" the note, I mean using bends as an effect. The way I'm starting the verse on that third hole and using the bends and "worrying" the note to produce an effect that's reminiscent of the human voice - that is what I mean by "vocal" sound. I hope that helps.
Thank you Rick !! make sense again .... looking forward to see you !!
Hi Rick !! i d like to know ; on the 1 , is there ghost blow or draw chords between the Bop Bop ??
Hi Andre - Good ear! Usually there is a little exhale ghost chord in that spot.
Hey Rick !! just want to tell you ... What a "Deal" to have you on this Site .... 13 song yet ... and you know What ?!! to me .. it s a Gold mine !! there so much !! I m on the right track Man ... you re the Real Deal Rick !!
Thanks Andre - I've watched you improve your playing tremendously, so if these Sonic Junction lessons have anything to do with that, I mu be doing alright!
Hey Bill !! thanks for the answer and yeah ?!! why not try it ??. though it s not an easy one ... I didn t try it yet but ... I will , anyways is just that I read so many good comments of you around time , that I m curious about you and it s not to be judge ... it s you always there playing and I ackwoledge that fact ... It s hard to me to be discipline ... so that it s ... congratulation ... but I will get there ... it s too fun to do it !! there s so much with Rick !! so much !!
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