andre Loiselle

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Two for One First Verse Breakdown Dec 12, 2019

Hi !! is there a backing track ??

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Two Way Boogie Performance and Introduction Nov 29, 2019

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" ??

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Two Way Boogie Performance and Introduction Nov 29, 2019

I won t make friends but I have to say it ... 3 times Best Modern Blues  Harp Player and only 3 Chorus ... come on ... let Dennis play !! to me it s a shame !! 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 29, 2019

Hi Andre - Thank you for the kind words!!

The point of these study songs is to provide a particular focal point for learning and practice...sometimes the new shorter songs which we are experimenting with here are more approachable and attainable, while still learning, developing, and fine-tuning new techniques and approaches. But thank you, I do like to cut loose, which I do on some of these, as well as on all of my live performances and some of my jams online.

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Chicago Shuffle Performance & Introduction Nov 25, 2019

Hi Rene !! I m not sure to understand ?? but the backing track  (only guitar) it s at your up right of the screen there 3 symbols ; play , plus, and a printer ... so the first one " play" it s the backing track !! hope it s answering the question ??

Rene
Rene Nov 26, 2019
Alright, now I know how it works. :-)
Thanks Andre
andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Chicago Shuffle Performance & Introduction Nov 25, 2019

Hi Rene !! the backing track is already there !!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Buffle Off to Shuffalo Intro and Performance Nov 05, 2019

very , very good Gagi !! 

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Buffle Off to Shuffalo Fourth Chorus Breakdown Oct 24, 2019

Now .... I begin to know what it means to be "locked in Rhythm " ... people used to tell that and I didn t know what it meant !! a lot of practice to do !! Thank s a lot Dennis !!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Mr. Lee's Mambo Performance Aug 20, 2019

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 

André

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Mr. Lee's Mambo Performance Aug 14, 2019

thanks Rick !! yes for trois Rivieres ... and maybe before , 

André

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Mr. Lee's Mambo Performance Aug 13, 2019

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 !!

Thanks André

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 14, 2019

Hey Andre - Getting it in your head is an important key. See you at Trois-Rivières?

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Half Steppin' Eighth Chorus Breakdown Jul 27, 2019

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 !!

Andre

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jul 27, 2019

👍🏽!!! See you real soon 

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Half Steppin' Eighth Chorus Breakdown Jul 14, 2019

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 ?? 

André

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Half Steppin' Eighth Chorus Breakdown Jul 14, 2019

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jul 25, 2019

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.

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Half Steppin' Performance Jul 04, 2019

thank you Mike !!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Half Steppin' Performance Jun 18, 2019

Hi Rick and Larry !! any comments ??

Larry "The Iceman"
Larry "The Iceman" Jun 18, 2019

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!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Half Steppin' Performance Jun 18, 2019

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jul 04, 2019

Great playing!

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Chicago Shuffle Performance & Introduction Jun 05, 2019

Hi Rick !! thank you !! appreciate the advice as usual and i will tare of the chords !!

André

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Andre Loiselle commented on: Chicago Shuffle Performance & Introduction Jun 05, 2019

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 !! 

Andre

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Chicago Shuffle Performance & Introduction Jun 03, 2019

Thank you Larry !! as usual , I appreciate your comments !! 

andre Loiselle
Andre Loiselle commented on: Chicago Shuffle Performance & Introduction Jun 02, 2019

Hi Rick !! I think it s better with the bends then the other time .... any comments ??

André

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jun 04, 2019

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!

 
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