Daniel James

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Horton Shuffle Third Chorus Breakdown Dec 24, 2016

 This is such a fun lesson! Thank you Dennis!

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 31, 2016

Daniel - Very nice!! Sold grasp of the techniques and nice textures too. Great work on this! Happy Holidays to you!! :)

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Horton Shuffle Intro and First Chorus Breakdown Dec 05, 2016

Will do. Thanks so much Dennis:)

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Horton Shuffle Intro and First Chorus Breakdown Dec 03, 2016

 I had some trouble finding a backing track I could play with, but this is where I am at today:) This is a very fun song to play Dennis! Thank you!

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Dec 03, 2016

VERY nice! Great job with this here. The only thing I can comment on is, and I know this will take a little time, but work a bit more on the articulation and making it a little more staccato while you are doing the rhythmic stuff. Meaning, chop off the airflow a bit more, similar to making a "T" pronunciation...but a fine job on that. Thanks!

Daniel James
Daniel James Dec 05, 2016

Will do. Thanks so much Dennis:)

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Nine Below Zero Last Vocal Chorus Dec 04, 2015

Such a wonderful lesson and such a helpful and enjoyable fascet of my development. Thank you Rick!

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Nine Below Zero Second Half of First Verse Nov 10, 2015

 This is very hard-but equally as fun!

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Masterclass Vibrato Apr 05, 2015

Rick is so awesome! I love his playing, voice, and energy!

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Masterclass Vibrato Apr 05, 2015

 So here is a quick sample of what I do with vibrato. I'm pretty sure it's a throat vibrato-a reverse in this sample of the machine gun sound. I don't understand how Jerry is doing the adam's apple vibrato, and wonder if that can help me develop a faster/smoother vibrato.

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Masterclass Vibrato Apr 05, 2015

Can anyone offer any tips on how to develop the adams apple vibrato?

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Keep it to Yourself Ending Dec 19, 2014

Thank you so much Jerry! I am having so much fun learning,and I have learned so much from you and Rick. This is such a great site and such a marvelous tool and method of teaching.

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Keep it to Yourself Ending Dec 10, 2014

 Some painful bends and more work on that darned ending!

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Key to the Highway Intro Breakdown Dec 10, 2014

 I am having both difficulty and fun with the John Lee Williamson style double stops.

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Chicago Shuffle Verse 3 - V Chord Jul 23, 2014

Rick-oops, hit the h button.

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Chicago Shuffle Verse 3 - V Chord Jul 23, 2014

Still working on it Rich-and having such a great time! Thank you so much!

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jul 31, 2014

Good job Daniel! You're getting the licks down! I think now it's time to try playing it with a little more attitude - Really feel that groove!

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Chicago Shuffle Verse 4 - I and IV Chord Jul 21, 2014

I am having such a great time-and learning so much! You have really helped me play with more percussion and rhythm.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jul 31, 2014

I'm real happy to hear that, Daniel! Percussion and rhythm = groove! Groove and tone are the 2 things that can really make one's harp playing effective. Keep up the good work!

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Mean Old World Backing Track Jun 28, 2014

Oops. Re-read your comment, and seems I mis-read it before. You're saying I'm still engaged in the bad habit. Well thank you for the feedback and refocusing me!

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Mean Old World Backing Track Jun 28, 2014

Thank you Jerry. In the past, I've been told I was lifting the harp off my mouth completely. So I've made some progress with the issue, but still need to work on it. 

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Mean Old World Intro Breakdown Jun 28, 2014

Jerry at the very beginning, you sound very percussive. Are you toungue slapping those first few notes?

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Chicago Shuffle Verse 2 - V Chord Jun 19, 2014

The video doesn't match the audio:)

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Mean Old World Backing Track Jun 19, 2014

It seems like the warbles could be a little longer?

Daniel James
Daniel James commented on: Mean Old World Backing Track Jun 19, 2014

 Ok, a little more fluidity. Wow is it helpful to watch video of myself. I can't really hear myself while I'm playing. I can a little, but I catch a lot of errors when I listen to the play back. Thank you for the pointer on shaking my head. That really seemed to help with speed and smoothness, but my neck has to get used to it;)

 
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