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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 10/26/14: Mix Show & More
    Show Notes:  Last week our feature was on Post-War Black String Bands but due to our pledge drive we ran of time to include all the tracks I intended to play. Today we open up with those tracks with background information to be found on the notes for last week's program. The rest of the show […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 10/19/14: Raise a Ruckus Tonight – Post-War Black String Bands
    Show Notes: *Due to the pledge drive several tracks (marked with an asterisk) were not played today. We will play these tracks on next week's program. As collector Marshall Wyatt wrote, “the violin once held center stage in the rich pageant of vernacular music that evolved in the American South… and the fiddle held sway […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 10/12/14: I Was Born In A Lion's Den, Raised On A Smokin' Forty Five – Doctor Clayton & His Buddies
    Show Notes:  My buddy my buddy Doctor Clayton, he has been here and gone But you know he waved his hand, and told me to carry on We used to drink gin, beer and whiskey, and walk together all night long But now he has passed away, and told me to carry on (Willie "Long […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 10/5/14: Mix Show
    Show Notes We have a fine mix show lined up for the first week of October. We spotlight several albums including two sets from the new CD that accompanies record collector John Tefteller's new blues calendar, several fine sides featuring fiddler Butch Cage and friends from two long-out-of-print LP's and a set of jump blues from a […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 9/21/14: Take A Little Walk with Me – Mississippi Blues Pt. 5
    Show Notes: Today's show is the fifth in a series of shows devoted to great early Mississippi blues artists. The bulk of the artists are relatively well known and on today's show we capture the recordings they made at the start of their career.  Mississippi produced some of the most powerful blues singers and guitarists […]