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Ideal Album For Blues Harp Lessons By Adam Gussow Kick And Stomp

When you seek blues harp lessons on the internet, it doesn’t take too long before you come across Adam Gussow who for over 3 years now has taught so many of us tips and tricks on playing the blues harp through his nifty 10 minute lessons on Youtube. Although he has always previously claimed that he doesn’t sing he has now produced an album called ‘Kick And Stomp’ which is solo all the way just beat  and some really neat question and answer between the vocal and the harmonica. The album tracks are as follows:

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Learn To Play Harmonica With Effective Tone Control

Just How Do You Learn To Play Harmonica With Effective Tone Control ..

Effective tone control when you learn to play harmonica is an essential skill but not as hard as some harmonica gurus would have you believe. If you listen to the great players of the past like Little Walter with your eyes shut and headphones on you can almost hear the resonation of sound coming from deep within. When I first started to play harmonica in cross position I was introduced to a recycled lesson (pre internet days) from a mate who said you had to make lots of vocal sounds to get tone control and good tone. Read the rest of this entry »

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