We opened the floor to some more accompaniment practice and exercise last night. A couple students took advantage of the opportunity and we worked with very simple accompaniment ideas - 4/5 headshake, anyone? - to illustrate that there's more to think about than just notes, licks and phrases. It's also very important to pay attention to when you're playing accompaniment - all the time? just in the vocal holes? just before the holes?; and how loud or soft you're playing and with what kind of tone.
Because there's so much to think about, start simple. And if you missed last night, have no fear. We'll continue to offer the chance to stretch your accompaniment muscles!
- Joe will be back next week! All classes run at normal times.
- Mark your calendars for Joe's next Harlem Avenue Lounge Harmonica Party, November 29.