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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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  • On The Road Again: Program Note
    Just a couple of quick program notes; First, I'll will be on the road for the next two weeks so there will be no new shows posted. I believe there will be reruns of older shows on those dates. Secondly, a couple of listeners have alerted me that they were unable to play some of […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 6/18/17: Still I'm Travelling On – Blues & Travel
    Show Notes: As the great blues scholar Paul Oliver wrote in Meaning of the Blues: "The last quarter of the nineteenth century saw an ever increasing movement of Negro workers from state to state. By 1910 nearly one and three-quarter million Negroes had left their home states for others and of these some had moved […]
  • Life Is Just A Book
      "Life is just a book, every day is a brand new page" -Washboard Sam, Life is Just a Book, 1941 For those serious about the blues this is a great period for blues scholarship. I thought I'd step away out of my normal role of disc jockey and talk about what I've been reading […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 6/11/17: People Calls Me Lucky – Conversation with the Blues Pt. 2
    Show Notes: Read Liner Notes (PDF) Today's show is a sequel to last week's,  as we hear from blues artists in their own words. Both shows are belated follow-ups of sorts to a show we aired several years back, also titled Conversation with the Blues. In that show I played music and interviews from Paul […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 6/4/17: I Could Hear My Name Ringin' – Conversation with the Blues Pt. 1
    Show Notes: Read Liner Notes (PDF) Today's show is a follow-up of sorts to a show we aired several years back, also titled Conversation with the Blues. In that show I played music and interviews from Paul Oliver's trip to the United States in the summer of 1960. His aim, he wrote, was “putting on […]