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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 12/4/16: Mix Show
    Show Notes: Our final mix show of the year as we cover a wide swath of blues history. On deck today are a whole batch of vintage blues from the the collection of John Tefteller, some excellent Detroit blues, several fine blues ladies as, a history of the "Hesitation Blues" as well as twin spins […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 11/27/16: Big Stars Are Falling – Out West Blues Pt. 5
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    Show Notes: Today's show is part four in a series of shows spotlighting well known and obscure superb session musicians who backed blues artists in the pre-war era. Today we feature some terrific pianists, the best known being Henry Brown a fine St. Louis pianist who recorded in the pre-war and post-war eras. The rest […]
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  • Big Road Blues Show 11/6/16: Trouble Brought Me Down – Post-War Georgia Blues
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