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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 5/21/17: Mix Show
    Show Notes: A mix show today with an emphasis on on the pr-war side of the blues. We feature several new collections today including sides from the American Epic collection, a trio of sides from a new set of unreleased piano recordings and several tracks from the CD's that accompany the wonderful The Frog Blues & […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 5/14/17: Texas Troublesome Blues – Texas Alexander & Friends
    Show Notes: Today's notes are a reprint of a three part article I wrote on Alexander several years back with some updates. The information is drawn from Paul Oliver's liner notes to Alexander's complete output issued on the  Matchbox label. Oliver's notes drew on research contained in the LP Texas Troublesome Blues on Agram which […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 5/7/17: I Can Eagle Rock, Lord I Can Ball the Jack – The Year 1940
    Show Notes: Read Liner Notes Today’s show is the fourteenth 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 […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 4/30/17: Ninth Street Jive – Nashville Blues Pt. 2
    Show Notes: For most people Nashville means Country Music and the Grand Ole Opry. It's also the city where a sizable blues and R&B recording industry flourished throughout the late 1940's and 1950's. Labels large and small documented the city's black musical scene during those years. In the 1960's Nashville was also an early promoter […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 4/23/17: Nashville Jumps – Nashville Blues Pt. 1
    Show Notes: For most people Nashville means Country Music and the Grand Ole Opry. It's also the city where a sizable blues and R&B recording industry flourished throughout the late 1940's and 1950's. Labels large and small documented the city's black musical scene during those years. In the 1960's Nashville was also an early promoter […]