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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 9/25/16: Jookin' – Honkin' Sax From New York Pt. 1
    Show Notes: Hal "Cornbread" Singer Today's show is a part one of our look at some great New York based sax men who's honkin' sound was heard on hundreds of records in the 40's and 50's. This show is one of several sax based shows this year starting a few months ago with a two-part […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 9/11/16: Fare Thee Blues – One Record Wonders Pt. 1
    Show Notes:  Today's show spotlights a slew of mysterious blues singers sole recorded legacy rest on one 78 or 45 issued and in some cases leaving behind just one song. The emphasis is on pre-war blues, with most titles from the 20’s and 30’s, but there’s also some great post-war gems as well. Many of […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 9/4/16: Mix Show
    Show Notes: A wide variety of blues styles today as we delve deep into the blues, spinning tracks from the 1920's to more modern times. We open the shows with some fine West Coast blues, spin a pair of tracks from the unsung Jesse Allen, play a batch of superb piano blues, examine some fascinating […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 8/28/16: California Hop – Honkin' Sax From L.A. Pt. 2
    Show Notes: Big Jay McNeely, Los Angeles, 1951   Today's show is a sequel to our tribute to L.A. sax blower/arranger Maxwell Davis who we spotlighted several weeks back. By the 1940's the saxophone was a well established and very popular instrument in both classical and jazz music. As the 40's brought more musical styles […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 8/21/16: Men Are Like Streetcars – The Year 1939
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