It's always exciting to get something new from Rick. Can't wait to hear him talking about his intentions around this new piece.
This year couldn't end better!
Hey Rick i have been working hard on this song during the last weeks and it´s bringing me further as a harp player.Is there any chance for a future lesson of "TO CLOSE TOGETHER" ???? (but please on a LOW tuned harmonica). I haven´t found any good lessons on low harmonicas out there and to me you are a living master on those harps.I can still remember when i listend the first time to rick estrin and the nightcats on a blues harp compilation and it was "TO CLOSE TOGETHER" where i totaly lost my mind. To me it felt like the coolest piece of music i´ve ever heard. Not just the Harmonica also your vocals got me totally. I couldn´t stop listening for hours to this one song.
Hi Mats - Thanks! I'm really glad you like that stuf! The main reason I haven't done any lessons on a low tuned harp, is because most people don't have low harps. Even when I did a lesson on "Getting Out of Town" I used a normal pitched G harp rather than the low C I normally use. A lot of Sonnyboy 2 type stuff is covered in my lessons on the songs, Getting Out of Town, Nine Below Zero, and Sonnyboy's Groove.
Hey everybody! I support Mat with wish for Low harps lessons. (at list in G or LF) Maybe not the whole thing , just to understand the conseption. Like in "Getting out of town" . It was great lesson ! And Rick, if you in future add James Cotton songs in lessons it would be great! ''Creeper'' is my favorite at now. What is your favorite from James Cotton? And what you recommend to lisen and study from his songs?
great song, great lesson and great style of teaching. I am looking forward for the next part.
Thanks Mats! There's a lot of good information in this series!
Thx Larry, i will give this a go, too. I´ve allready started using the metronome and trying to figure out the exact time frame while learning the song. It offers me an additional perspective in the learning process (next to tone,riffs,feeling,...) And it is allready getting fun.Thanks to all
Thanks a lot Rick, I´ve got two of those apps, but never used them. I will start today. First you convinced me to start tongue blocking with your lessons and now hopefully to use the metronome. It felt allways like the metronome makes out of "just blowing the harp" a kind of work. But it seems like there is no way around. Thank you :)
Hello Rick, i am learning a lot trough your lessons. I love your style of teaching and i am looking forward to get deeper into "the real stuff". I would be happy for some hints and tips to improove my playing.
Hi Mats, I'm really glad you're enjoying the lessons! Good job working on memorizing the licks! If I were to make one suggestion, it would be to pay closer attention to the rhythm and timing. I think you should try playing with a metronome (I have a metronome app in my phone!) I think something like that would help you stay in time and help you become more conscious of trying to create your own groove. Keep up the good work and check in once in a while and let me know how you're doing.
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