Hi Klaus !! Good job Man ... to me it s always good to see guys put on line what they ve been practicing over time !!
Hi Rick !! Very good song !! I m I right ?? ... you do 8 bars on the 1 for the intro , and another 8 bars from the 4 , and after 12 bars 1-4-5 chord progression till the end ?? Happy to see you back !!
Hey Andre! I think it's 8 bars for the intro, after that I go to the IV, I, V, and finish out the verse. In other words, after the intro portion, it goes to 8 bars of a normal blues verse, beg from the IV.
Hi Gagi !! very good ... as always and you flutters or vamp is really good !! what kind of harp do you use ??
Thank you very much Andre. 🙏 I'm using "hohner special 20" with opened backs
Hi Rick !! I really have to use finesse when I do 2 draw/3 blow push / pull combo , because right now I m slapping too hard on the 3 blow and doesn t do the sound I m looking for ... really hard to make "resonate" the harp properly !! there s so much in the shaping of Notes !!
Like you're finding out, if you slap too hard, it takes you out of the groove. I'm really trying to capture the feel of John Lee (Sonnyboy) Williamson when I work that 2 draw/3 blow device. Just stick with it - Get comfortable with it. As you relax into it, I think it'll start feeling and sounding more like what you want.
Thanks again Nick !! I like the way you describe it ... with the train and the others going to the station !! anyways ... l ll let you know in the future what s gonna be my experiences ... I m still on !!
Hi Nick !! Wow ... 5 years playing and 2 years regularly jamming ... you got a lot of nerves Nick !! I m playing for let say 25 years ... and I can count on one hand how many jams I ve attended ... to shy ... and lately I took a lessons with Dennis and he sent me jams track ... and it s really "weird" to try to play something good on it ... but I realised that s the only way to get "there" .... so thank you Nick , you kicked my butt and it s Ok !!
Yeah Kosta !! that s so great ... I forgot it is birthday today !! your a good Man !!
Very good Kosta !! always a pleasure to hear you play Man !! sorry for the Politic matter ... what is the problem ?? I don t know .. but I m sure that you have good reasons to do so !! to me Politic ... heuh ?!! forget Politic !! loll ... and yes , I will put on line Mr Lee s Mamboo version ... I love that song Man !! the only advice that I can say ... when you Groove ... Groove Harder , like Rick Says !! to me you re a good player and I only encourage you to Play like you do Kosta ... each time you improve your playing !! André
Thank you, Andre! Trying groove harder but can't relax fully like Rick;) But I work on it. Hope it would not take a decades) Matters are sad and all we can do its peasceful and creative protests (you can read the matter on my video discription in youtube, or just google Belarus news)
Hi Dennis !! it is right to say ?? If I m not on the right time or beat , but the phrase is on the groove in the right chord ,is it still good ?? for instance , rather than start on the 4 beat , I start on the one on the next bar and it sound ok ... still good ??
Starting on a different beat, even if in time changes the whole feel of a phrase. It's good if it is in time of course, but it must be starting on the right beat to really work as it should. Thanks!
Yeah !! I didn t have any answer before ... loll ... make sense !! thank s Dennis !!
Hi Dennis !! why ?? when you start to count the beat at the begining of a song or a Chorus , you do "1- pause - 2 - pause again and 1-2-3-4 without pause and start ?? hope my question is clear enough ??
When a song is counted off, this is usually the way, to get yourself and anyone else you play with coordinated with the groove and tempo before it even starts...
You count to 4 two times, establishing the tempo. The first time, you count half time (1... ...2... ...) meaning you count "1" where 1 is, but you count "2" where 3 normally is...half speed basically. THEN you count normal time (1...2...3...4...). This is all to establish the tempo and groove before you start.
For a slow blues, it is usually JUST the "normal" count, or else the count will be very long. I hope that explains it OK for you.
Hi Dennis !! I just been knocked down by you !! loll ... I ve been practicing the "blues Scale" on different keys ; G ,Aflat, A, ... till E after the course you gave me , and now ... after only 3 days ... I got all the 11 chorus down !! loll , and I will say , easy , but the "real" point is ... it s "amazing" what you did with "THAT" Scale ... Man ... like I said ... I m knocked down , I couldn t imagine that just going up and down the scale ... you came with "that amazing " song !! thank s man !! André
Thanks You!! It's all about learning the language and buildign a vocabulary...then it's easier to make music and be creayive in a musical way...thanks!
Thank s Kosta !! I don t know what s happening in Belarus ?!! but stay put ... and whenever you put something on line ... l ll check it out !! and for now ... moving , to me it s Ok ...and thank you for the tips !! André
Hi Kosta !! thank you very much... I like when you comment my stuff !! and Yes , there so much going on when I play , I move to count the beat ,and try to know where I am ... and it s new to me !! it s very hard to stay calm ... sometimes when the emotion "kicks in" because i like what I do ... it s really hard to only stay focus on what needed to do ... but I think the guys like Rick , Dennis , and Jerry are so much into it , I mean they re Professional !! and to me to get there ... I ll have to live till 100 years !! loll ... and play with a band because I don t ,and Jamming ,that I just began to try !! anyway Kosta , when you write sometime about what I do , I really can relate ... and you give "drive " to do more !! thank s again and have a good day !! André
Thank you man, it's so plesant to hear. And inspiring too) Soon I hope to make some lesson and video and join the students. At now here in Belarus many meanest things going on and it takes nerves and thoughts. But music does cure.By the way I can advise you as from my own experianse (I'm not proffesional yet but maybe some day..) that moving (rocking) when you play can be fixed by playing with microfone (vocal) stand or when you sitting on something. It helped me not to rock and move very much. Maybe Dennis can give some precious advice how to move on stage and how to deal with it.
I thinkmoving is GOOD to do while playing, as long as you are moving with the beat and the groove. It helps me connect to the groove more while I play. What is not good is to stomp your feet or move your hands to the groove or the beat, that is a bad habit and distrcating to most players. Moving your body with the groove can really help, once you are relaxed and allow yourself to connect with the groove in a relaxed, dancing type of way. Hope that helps!
thank you Kosta , really appreciated !!
Very cool sound! Nice new mic;) Resently I got a new mic too). I do not play a chromatic, but got to try some day, looking at your succes. And I like you got a thrill when you play. I often can't manage to calm down with this and moving my body more than necessary :(
Hi Dennis !! it s not easy ... but it s my shoot , I even tryed with the 16 holes loll .... I was running out of air in no time !! anyway ... tell me what you think !!!
Yes - very good! Sounds great. Practice with a focus to breathe softer and it will be even better...the only improvements now will be from relaxing more, but I know it is easier said than done : )
VERY good there! The next step for you would be relaxing more, breathing even softer. You are doing very well with this, and the only improvements now will come from relaxing more - rounder tone, more relaxed phrasing, not going out of breath - but this is very good! Thank you for uploading this, nice job.
Yes !! if you use a PC ... there s 3 signs up to your right ... and it s the "play" bouton
Hi Dennis !! yes it s tighter Now !! really appreciated your comments , and your tongue vamp ... Man it s fast !!
Thank you! Just takes steady practice, you will get it for sure.
Hi Rick !! it s only .... "Amazing" ... the way everything is "floating" ... a little bit of the phrase here and there .. and everything got in place ... I begin to understand about to put an "idea" and comment on it and so on ... , write it , it s one thing , but play it ... it s "Amazing" ... if ever I m able to improvise like That ?!! I would say " I achived my Goal" !! Thank s again and again !!
That's great, Andre! It's like learning to speak a language. The more you hear it and understand it, the more you understand how to make your own statements in that language.
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