Hey Sonic Junction -
I'm back, and this time we've got the first lesson on the piece we posted last week - John Lee "Sonnyboy" Williamson's "You Don't Love Me That Way". This lesson contains tons of texture - mostly in the form of "dirty playing" "double stops" or "intentional slop". For some of you there'll probably also be some unfamiliar feeling breathing patterns. Don't get frustrated - Be patient with yourself. If you want to learn to play authentic sounding, blues harmonica, the tools contained in this series are going to prove invaluable. This lesson also features some vocal sounding hand action, some tongue slapping, and as always, there's a big emphasis on staying in "the pocket" and feeling that groove! Also, regarding current special circumstances, one possible upside to this social distancing/shelter at home deal is, many of you will be able devote more time to working towards perfecting your harp playing. So, have fun with it, and no excuses!
Stay safe and healthy, and I'll you next week.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Bb Harp in the Key of F.
Loop 0:00 Introduction to the Series
Loop 1:17 Intro Run-Through
Loop 1:50 Breakdown of V Chord and Turnaround
Loop 9:58 Slow Practice Loop of V Chord and Turnaround
Loop 11:00 Breakdown of I Chord on First Verse
Loop 16:46 Intro and I Chord Practice Loop
Loop 17:12 The Importance of Nuance and Detail
Loop 18:15 Slow Practice Loop of Intro and I Chord
Loop 19:10 Closing Thoughts