Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 297 #341)

Rapid Recall, Listening & Practicing!!!

Joe and Al Taylor continue to refine and present the incredible learning and practice method they're calling Rapid Recall, Listening & Practicing and if you want to improve your playing through smarter (and shorter!) practice sessions, pay attention!

Using readily available computer/ipad programs, the idea is you play a lick, phrase or even a single note and listen to it. In the equal space that follows, you attempt to copy what you heard. This loops and repeats multiple times and while working through this, you are recording yourself. As demonstrated in class last night by a willing subject, there is much to learn by hearing yourself attempt to copy what you hear. The speed with which you'll learn and improve is incredibly rapid.

Although he acknowledges this is technique practice and training, Joe hastened to stress that TECHNIQUE DOES NOT EQUAL MUSIC. The point of technique practice is to improve your music!

There are mp3 files in the works from the Filisko/Taylor workshop - we'll get word to current students soon about how to get them!

Pocket Full of Soul!!!

Coming soon to a theater near you! Joe's been working with the producers of the harmonica documentary film, Pocket Full of Soul, filmed in part in our own B1, and there is a screening planned for the Chicago area February 28. See all your favorite harp players on the big screen.

Please note that this screening will only occur if enough people reserve tickets in advance, so CLICK HERE AND SIGN UP!

AMC Showplace Village Crossing
7000 Carpenter Road, Skokie, IL, 60077
February 28, 7:30pm

Class Notes
  • If you have upgraded, renovated or otherwise modified your goals as a harp player recently, be sure to let Joe know. The better he understands your goals, the better he can help you.
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew

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