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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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  • Big Road Blues Show 4/20/14: Mix Show
    Show Notes: All kinds of interesting records on deck today including a couple of sets devoted to guitarist Floyd Murphy and harmonica blower Bud Spires who recently passed. We spin quite a number of tracks from some great out-of-print records, a twin spin of Gatemouth Moore, some fine early harmonica blues, a batch of great […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 4/13/14: On The Road Again – Adelphi Records
    Show Notes: Liner Notes: Pt. 1 – Pt. 2 – Pt. 3 - Pt. 4 - Pt. 5 – Pt. 6 Liner Notes: Pt.1 – Pt. 2 - Pt. 3 – Pt. 4 – Pt. 5 – Pt. 6 I've been meaning to get around to the Adelphi label, a fine label that issued a […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 4/6/14: That's No Way To Get Along – Robert Wilkins & Friends
    Show Notes: Read Liner Notes (preview) Read Liner Notes   Robert Wilkins cut one of the great albums of the blues revival, Memphis Gospel Singer recorded in 1964 for the Piedmont label and now finally issued issued on CD as Prodigal Son by Bear Family. Around 1964 Dick Spottswood, who had been instrumental in finding […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 3/30/14: Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles – Detroit Greats 1949-1977
    Show Notes: During and after World War II a second wave of migration took place with many people leaving the South to work in the industrial North, and Detroit became the home to many fine blues artists. While earlier artists such as Big Maceo Merriweather had to travel to Chicago to record, new record companies […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 3/23/14: Hard Times Ain't Gone No Where – The Year 1937
    Show Notes: Today’s show is the eleventh installment of an ongoing series of programs built around a particular year. The first year we spotlighted was 1927 which was the beginning of a blues boom that would last until 1930; there were just 500 blues and gospel records issued in 1927 and increase of fifty percent […]