Gagi

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Lookin' Sharp Introduction and Performance Nov 16, 2019

 Mr. Dennis thank you very much... 😀😀😀 Few months ago I thought that play softer is less emotional... Now trying to do it, but when I'm switching my video recorder something starts... Maybe I'm nervous... 😀😀😀

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Buffle Off to Shuffalo Intro and Performance Nov 05, 2019

Nice to hear from you Andre! Please visit on my YouTube channel  "G Harp Monday" 

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Buffle Off to Shuffalo Intro and Performance Nov 05, 2019

andre Loiselle
andre Loiselle Nov 05, 2019

very , very good Gagi !! 

Gagi
Gagi Nov 05, 2019

Nice to hear from you Andre! Please visit on my YouTube channel  "G Harp Monday" 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 15, 2019

again Gagi - GREAT work with this! Just saw your work on Lookin' Sharp and this is another great one!

Same feedback, you are doing very good with the phrasing, notes and techniques...the BEST thing you can do now for your playing and for your tone and overall sound is to play softer. Less breath and less volume. It will help the notes ring out better, the octraves be more in tune, and also help your harps last longer. Very good work!!

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Lookin' Sharp Introduction and Performance Nov 03, 2019

Thank you mike... "Sonicjunction" is awesome!

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Lookin' Sharp Introduction and Performance Oct 30, 2019

Thanks, I broked my G harp and thats why is missing 2nd part... 😞

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Lookin' Sharp Introduction and Performance Oct 30, 2019

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Nov 01, 2019

Gagi - you sound great!  Thanks for sharing.

Gagi
Gagi Nov 03, 2019

Thank you mike... "Sonicjunction" is awesome!

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 15, 2019

Gagi - GREAT job with this, really nice!!

For further feedback, here is what I would say (and I know you can do all of this and do it well)....most importantly is to play softer. Greta notes, great technique, most of the timing is VERY good, but playing softer will make the octaves more in tune, and help your harmonicas last longer (and stay in tune longer also). Also, when you go in the 3rd chorus with all of the notes on 3 draw half step bend, it sounds great, but build up the intensity more - meaning start with less intensity (less vibrato and hand tremolo) and then watch as I add more at the very end to build it up. If you start with so much texture and intensity, there no where to go with it.

All in all - GREAT work with this and can't wait to see some more form you!

Gagi
Gagi Nov 16, 2019

 Mr. Dennis thank you very much... 😀😀😀 Few months ago I thought that play softer is less emotional... Now trying to do it, but when I'm switching my video recorder something starts... Maybe I'm nervous... 😀😀😀

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Masterclass Syncopation Oct 21, 2019

 

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Oct 23, 2019

Very nice job. Sounds great!

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Two for One First Verse Breakdown May 14, 2019

Mr. Dennis which is more dificult to play the blues: diatonic or chromatic? 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling May 14, 2019

I would say blues chromatic is more difficult. They are very different however, but I think for most players, unless you already are familiar with the chromatic, the chromatic is more difficult.

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Blue Strollin' Performance Aug 30, 2018

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Masterclass Syncopation Jun 04, 2018

thanks a lot

 

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Nine Below Zero Performance Feb 06, 2018

it's not "nine below zero" but it's "the key to your door"...with my son :DDDDDD

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Nine Below Zero Performance Feb 06, 2018

Gagi
Gagi Feb 06, 2018

it's not "nine below zero" but it's "the key to your door"...with my son :DDDDDD

Larry "The Iceman"
Larry "The Iceman" Feb 06, 2018

Nice cupped "wah" sound! Good groove. good job.

and the father isn't too bad, either!

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 06, 2018

Hi Gagi - Good job! Nice bright, clear, tone. Good Sonnyboy type, vibrato too!

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Sloppin' and Slidin' Second Verse Breakdown Oct 31, 2017

yes yes , know it... previous comment is little joke :DDDDD

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Sloppin' and Slidin' Second Verse Breakdown Oct 30, 2017

Mr.rick we are waiting your the most advanced technic: "No Hands"...I'ts amazing 

 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Oct 30, 2017

😂‼️ Hi Gagi - I didn’t start doing that until I had already been playing about 20 yrs. I think everyone should get a good command on the harp WITH their hands first, before they start messing around with tricks.

Gagi
Gagi Oct 31, 2017

yes yes , know it... previous comment is little joke :DDDDD

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Keep The Change Performance and Introduction Oct 18, 2017

yes I'm interested....where can i find it,on badassharmonica? I'm living too far from united states and if it possible I can do this with online...

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Keep The Change Performance and Introduction Oct 13, 2017

Hi Dennis.... I'm playng this instrument about 5 years...i'm not playing and coping only the sonic junctions music pieces,I'm listening and coping the monster players:little walter,both sonny boy williamsons,james cotton,junior wells,slim harpo,sonny terry and others... and I'm listening the hole blues music from robert johnson to quin sulivan....if somone listen to me they says that im a "well done"player or "excelent" player... but I'm playng the great palyers licks in to groove,,,,and the my question is: how can I have the good improvization,build the music?     I can't tell the story through the music language....please help me

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Oct 16, 2017

Hi Gagi - You are doing the right thing for now by building up your repertoire of licks, and knowledge of how great players play the instrument. That will be your basis from which you start building your own ideas and start creating your own musical statements. It's a long process to be an accomplished improvisational player, but that is the beginning of it. Make sure that you allow time for yourself to practice jamming in your practice time....and this is also something that I work on with my students in my Live 1-on-1 lessons if you are interested. It is approached differently for every student depending on your skill level, your technique, and your thinking....let me know if you are interested! Thank you!

Gagi
Gagi Oct 18, 2017

yes I'm interested....where can i find it,on badassharmonica? I'm living too far from united states and if it possible I can do this with online...

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Oct 22, 2017

Right here on Sonic Junction, in the upper right corner of the menu it says "skype lessons"....look for me in that link. Thank You! it is all done online LIVE

Gagi
Gagi commented on: So Long Performance Oct 13, 2017

Hi Mr.Rick.... I'm playng this instrument about 5 years...i'm not playing and coping only the sonic junctions music pieces,I'm listening and coping the monster players:little walter,both sonny boy williamsons,james cotton,junior wells,slim harpo,sonny terry and others... and I'm listening the hole blues music from robert johnson to quin sulivan....if somone listen to me they says that im a "well done"player or "excelent" player... but I'm playng the great palyers licks in to groove,,,,and the my question is: how can I have the good improvization,build the music?     I can't tell the story through the music language....please help me

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Oct 13, 2017

Hi Gagi - That’s a very good question with no one simple answer. You’re doing the right thing by copying and listening. I think of improvisation like speaking a language, and copying and listening are the first steps in learning the language. When you’re listening, try to think of and understand why certain things are effective - For example, when somebody leaves a well-placed space, it creates tension and naturally triggers a feeling of anticipation in the listener. So, think of all the different elements that are effective to you, when you listen. Contrast long tones with short notes. Contrast different textures. Contrast repetition with surprise - These are a few of the things that I was able to learn by listening and then thinking about why, what I was listening to, was effective. Also, try using the Sonic Junction backing tracks to play something different than the study piece. For example, if I begin with a long note, you try playing a series of short, rhythmic notes instead. If I’m beginning a phrase on the 5 hole, draw, you can try beginning on a different hole and see where it takes you. And, don’t be afraid to make mistakes! The more you try to play your own ideas, the more comfortable you’ll become doing it, and you’ll eventually get more ideas and begin to make fewer mistakes. Try these things, Gagi and let me know if this helps.

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Hoochie Coochie Man Clapton Solo - First Riff Sep 02, 2017

thanks a lot Mr.Jerry...after the first listening to this solo I decided to play this crazy instrument...

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Hoochie Coochie Man Clapton Solo - First Riff Sep 01, 2017

 finally!!! it's "five long years" in same concert with clapton and jerry's amazing solo...

 

 

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Sep 02, 2017

Nice job, man! Sounding good!!

Gagi
Gagi Sep 02, 2017

thanks a lot Mr.Jerry...after the first listening to this solo I decided to play this crazy instrument...

Gagi
Gagi commented on: Walking By Myself Song May 26, 2017

 thanks sonic junction.its jerrys solo mixing

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy May 27, 2017

Well done!

 
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