Hey Man !! playing with the F..." word" metronome !! so hard ... trying to count the beat and play with it ... I think my brain doesn t work well !! the beat it s so the structure and play with the way you do Rick ...Now I know why I love so much what you do !! it will be and hard road !! like you said in a lesson " If it d be easy , everybody would do it !!" anyway I had to say it !!
Can t wait to ear it !!!
Hi Rick !! I tried to play and sing at the same speed as you .... It s a real workout , I really need to control my breath !! anyway ... it s really fun and Yeah , like you said everything is on you the groove , the sound , the mastery of the Harp technique etc... it s really complete !! I love it !!
Great! Glad you're diggin it, Andre! I think you'll really enjoy my next series too! It's more John Lee Williamson style stuff.
Hi Rick !! thank you and that s what I thought !! exactly what I thought ... what a relief !! thanks Rick !!
next ... you will laugh a lot !! .... because I will sing , Hahaha
thanks again !!
That s an attemp of the begining of the song ... I d like to know if the sliding from the 4 blow to the 2 and 3 blow tongue block and back to 2 draw it s Ok ?? and any comments or everything will be appreciated ... Thanks
Hey Andre, You're really doing that lick! You have all the parts down pretty well, now if you can relax and just feel the groove a little more, the whole thing will start to sound right!
I m not a guitar player , but to me it s really good !!
where is your solo ??
to me right now .... slidin' down from the 4 hole blow to the 2 hole draw and up to the 3 hole blow tongue block and back down to the 2 hole draw again ... that s the "real" deal !! and I m not there yet ... but the way I ear you do it and the way it make me feel ... Rick ... Wow ... that s why I love the Blues !!
It's great that you're feeling it, Andre! If you go back and listen to his old recordings, you can hear many examples of the first Sonnyboy, John Lee Williamson, use variations of that same lick. Keep up the good work!!!
another Chromatic song Please !!
Working on lots of new ideas, I'll work on that too!
First of all ... Thank you !! that means my explanation was Right !! And Yeah I will Relax and play it with less force and attack !! And Yes Another John Lee Williamson Song ... to me it s gonna be Delightful !!
And Larry Thanks again for the explaination ... you have no idea how much your explanations , Rick and Larry , help me out to put "Words" of What I feel when I play !! and each time when I go back and read it again help me to go further in comprehension !!
Thanks again Both of you !!
when I want to get down from the 4 hole bend to the 2 hole and make the 3 hole blow with the tongue block and back to the draw chord .
to make sound the blow chord "right" ... what a challenge ... it s like I m not able to make sound that chord "Big " enough and it feel weak ... lol , i m not sure if my explanation "sound" right ??! but to me it s right !! anyway ... I ll put time ... but the main thing for me it s ; you have to get the right "sound" of the chords and not throw it without sounding "right" !! I think if I m able to make them right , it will help the Bed of Groove !! it s hard to try to explain in English Rick ... but it s the deal !!
Even though he was the father of the Chicago, post-war, harmonica style, the way John Lee Willimson used chords is pretty unique. One thing is, the chords might sound "big", but they're not usually played with a hard attack or a lot of force. Maybe try backing off a little, relaxing, and feeling the groove more. I think I'm going to do another John Lee type song in my next lesson, so you'll have more chances to work with his style.
I like to think of the chords used this way as the rhythm guitar part that supports the lead lines (or vocals)....If you have a rhythm guitar player whose chords sound as loud or LOUDER than the vocals or the lead/solo lines, he will probably be looking for another gig pretty quickly.
So, chords are supportive and should always be underneath whatever else is going on - even when you are playing both the lead part and the chord part - one reason that this style of harmonica playing is so cool - you are basically doing 2 jobs at once!
Breathe through the chords - don't try to MAKE them sound anything as that usually means trying too hard/too much force.
Sometimes using the word "blow" for exhale notes on the harmonica works subconsciously to make you think you have to use the same force needed to whistle when it should be closer to the energy used when humming.
Thank you Dennis !!
Hi Dennis !! I blew to hard and one note is false , hole #5 blow ... I d like to know , is this the same way to "tune" diatonic Harp , sand the top of the read to get sharper ?? i m able to maintenance a diatonic Harp ... let me know ... have a good day !!
Yes, just be very careful with the chromatics. They are not as easy to work with.
Hi Nick !! it might help ?? if you look on a computer at the upright , you ll see a "printer" , an "add" and a "play" sign . the play sign is the backing track !! if you re on a phone , I don t know yet where is the backing track ... hope it help ?!!
Thanks Andre. You're right, I'm using a phone so maybe that's why I can't see the tracks. Will try on a computer when I get a chance.
Mike, any chance you could make them accessible.on phone. I see for some of Jerry's you have separate links under lots of the pieces to the backing tracks. I can get to those on my phone ok. And I love Jerry's lessons, but would be great to be able to go the whole journey on Dennis's too using the phone (I do most of my learning and practice out and about... in the interests of keeping a happy home :-D )
Very Good Kosta !! it s really fun to see and ear your Russian version of "9 below zero" ... Happy New Year and hope to see you again !! André
Thank you Mike .... very much !!
Hi Mike !! I d like to know if there a backing track for that song ??
thank you !!
Hi Andre -- thanks for the reminder! Backing track is now up. Enjoy!
Hi !! is there a backing track ??
Hi Dennis !! I understand but to me , you are "taking off" on the third verse for a "wild ride" !! I d have like to see what you d have done on the others verse ?? and what do you mean by "jams online" ??
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