Tominou

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Bo Dee's Bounce First Verse Breakdown Aug 23, 2019

Never good the first time! Sorry for that, maybe I got you a smile ;)

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Bo Dee's Bounce First Verse Breakdown Aug 23, 2019

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Bo Dee's Bounce First Verse Breakdown Aug 16, 2019

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Bo Dee's Bounce First Verse Breakdown Aug 16, 2019

Keep all the shapes of sounds when I speed up: that's à big challenge! I'll be on it.

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Bo Dee's Bounce First Verse Breakdown Aug 16, 2019

So much pleasure to see you and listen to you. It's late at night, I'm in my bed, but I can't resist to get up and take my harp! That's your fault  ;) Thanks Rick

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 16, 2019

Thanks Tomi - Have fun with it!

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Lightnin' Performance Jan 05, 2019

It's always so pleasant to disvover a new piece of you, asking "where is he bringing us this time?".

Happy to land in the field of Cotton!

Thanks

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 07, 2019

Thanks Tomi, Have fun with it!

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Crawlin' Kingsnake Performance Aug 08, 2018

Hello Rick,

Are your hands smaller than before or is it a bigger harp than you usually use?  ;) Some tears are coming when I listen to your harp calling mama... very nice one, Tks. 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 08, 2018

Good eye, Tomi! It's a bigger harp. It's just like a regular Marine Band, but a little bigger. Next week I'll switch to a normal size, key of G, Marine Band.

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Performance Nov 18, 2017

Ooooops! I come back on Sonic after a long break, I was looking for the backing track at the item "background listening"! Now you have a good idea of my english talent!  Sorry, and thank you.

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Performance Nov 18, 2017

HELP: I can't find the backing track anymore... a few month ago, I was listening to it, so it does exist, where has he gone?????? How will I play if my solo guitarist has disapeared? I can't get back the money for my concert audience coming soon!!

Thanks :)

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Nov 18, 2017

Sorry Tomi - I’ll look into this. Hopefully the tech guys at SJ will straighten it out.

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Nov 18, 2017

Hi Tominou -- the backing track is still up -- the play button in the upper right corner. 

Perhaps you are using a different / new device such as an iPad, smartphone or other tablet?

Tominou
Tominou Nov 18, 2017

Ooooops! I come back on Sonic after a long break, I was looking for the backing track at the item "background listening"! Now you have a good idea of my english talent!  Sorry, and thank you.

Tominou
Tominou commented on: So Long Performance May 20, 2017

Nice piece...and love... your clothes! Dennis will be jalous for sure. Thanks, happy to see you again Rick. ;)

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Getting Out of Town Introduction and Performance Apr 30, 2017

Vertiginous... Increasing more and more... I finally got my rocks off. Thanks Rick.

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Seventh Chorus Breakdown Mar 12, 2017

Hey guys, (and ladies)

I noticed that little roll of your head too some weeks ago, for my part a twist mouvement of the harmonica accompanies it and I was sure it increased the vibrato effect. Sometimes I've tried to imitate it but it's not natural and I'm totaly ridiculous doing it. Now I know I can stop it, thanks Bill and Rick.

Last day I was looking at an hamilton watch in a form of a triangle, very expansive price. It made me think about yours, Rick, and my reflexion was: with that one on my arm, would I be cooler, would it be easier to get the tricks in my pocket like my master says?

So much time passed to learn from you, it's difficult not to be tempted to become your clone!

This sequence 2-5 quickly alternating with part of the lick rhythm then entire rhythm lick, is nice to hear and hard to play, like often...

Listening to your amplified performance, I can see and hear 2 times you slide on the harp ending a note, It may be useful to someone to make the chorus sounding nice (it is without of course).

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 28, 2019

Hi Tomi - Teaching here on Sonic Junction has been a learning experience for me too. Some of what I've learned is that there're a few things I that I do unconsciously, that I was previously completely unaware of. All I can tell you about the watch is that it's more durable and sweat-resistant than some other watches I've worn on gigs. 

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Eighth Chorus Breakdown Mar 11, 2017

Chorus 7 (2 attempts, not 1 perfect, 2-5 is difficult to play alone for me, and harder to play in middle of other quick notes)

For all these extracts, I looked my visual metronom while I was playing, and you can hear my foot. Another thing is I know I've "simplified" the reccuring lick, because I was upset with the rest.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 12, 2017

Hey Tom - Real good job on learning all theses verses. You're right, your 2nd attempt at verse 7 is better - more in the groove! And if I can hear your foot, it's a good thing!

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Eighth Chorus Breakdown Mar 11, 2017

Chorus 6

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Eighth Chorus Breakdown Mar 11, 2017

Chorus 5

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Eighth Chorus Breakdown Mar 11, 2017

Chorus 4

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Eighth Chorus Breakdown Mar 11, 2017

Hello Rick,

I worked with a metronom to understand and respect the rhythm after you said me I was running the groove, thanks for the advice. I use a metronom with 4 visual squares simulating the 4 beats of one bar. My work was to listen your acoustically lesson with the metronom behind in order to understand how it is built, then to play it with the metronom on, then to play it with the metronom out while I record and then to listen my attempt addind the metronom behind to catch any mistake and understand how to correct it. This takes time, but I understand a little better the mecanic, the articulations of the notes and their rhythm, and I know better what moments I do have to pay attention.

I send you tryings for choruses 4 to 7, I'd be pleased (and proud) if you hear them and help me to correct some bad points.

Thank you very much for this serie, I worked on many parts of my (non) competences, you helped me a lot.

My wife said to me last day: Since how many weeks do you play this single piece of music? 7 weeks? Huuu you're mad... 

Ps: You like beautiful words... so sorry for my english, I'm still learning for that too.

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Sixth Chorus Breakdown Mar 02, 2017

hey, I'm lost in bars... Can someone answer these questions: in that "song"

how many pulses are there in one bar? (4?)

how many bars are there in one chorus? (12?)

Sorry, I have to ask it to be sure of what I have to do. Even if you think it is idiot, please answer, thanks

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Mar 03, 2017

Hi Tom - That's a legitimate question - And, your guesses are correct. There're 4 beats to the bar and 12 bars in a verse. 

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Sixth Chorus Breakdown Feb 24, 2017

Did I have already mention I LOVE your lessons, Rick? I always feel like if you're with me in my room, speaking only for me, making me smile. I refuse to imagine I share you with anyone else. Ok, it may become insane, I shut up. But it is. 

Sonicjunction, you make my life wonderful!

13 minuts more of pleasure, encouragements and happiness. Thank you!

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Feb 24, 2017

Thank YOU Tom - I'm glad my lessons are fun for you! I'm having a good time too. The only way way I know to teach is just to be myself and share my experience and my opinions. 

Tominou
Tominou commented on: Half Steppin' Fifth Chorus Breakdown Feb 24, 2017

Hello, I made a video of the 5 first choruses, but It's not brilliant. I've decided to spare you this one. I'll go one training... 

This is what I was using to listen to music when I was a teenager... so good remembers...

 

 
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