tribute to Mr.Jerry Portnoy
Mr. Dennis which is more dificult to play the blues: diatonic or chromatic?
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.
thanks a lot
it's not "nine below zero" but it's "the key to your door"...with my son :DDDDDD
Nice cupped "wah" sound! Good groove. good job.
and the father isn't too bad, either!
Hi Gagi - Good job! Nice bright, clear, tone. Good Sonnyboy type, vibrato too!
yes yes , know it... previous comment is little joke :DDDDD
Mr.rick we are waiting your the most advanced technic: "No Hands"...I'ts amazing
😂‼️ 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.
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...
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
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!
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
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
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.
thanks a lot Mr.Jerry...after the first listening to this solo I decided to play this crazy instrument...
finally!!! it's "five long years" in same concert with clapton and jerry's amazing solo...
Nice job, man! Sounding good!!
after hard working :D
Outstanding job Gagi! You obviously listened closely and put in some serious practice time. Good crisp tongue blocking and articulation. Well done!!
thanks sonic junction.its jerrys solo mixing
dennis its nice and fantastic,but we are waiting "guitar backing track".if its possible
Thanks for the reminder Gagi -- the backing track is now up.
rick,please give us your backing track
Hi Rick !! greate song and fantastic performance...mr. rick!!! i d like to know;in which method are you plaing in V Chord and Turnaround "Resolving Lick" ; Tongue-blocking or lip method? thanks!!!
Hi Gagi - I'm real glad you like the song. I'm tongue blocking the entire song. If you don't feel comfortable tonguing, I'm sure the song could be replicated using a combination of tonguing and lipping, however, ideally, it's good to be able to do either one at will.
Hi Rick !! greate song and fantastic performance...mr. rick!!! i d like to know;in which method are you plaing in First Two Riffs on the I Chord ;tongue-blocking or piursed-lip method? thanks
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