Tuesday, March 8, 2016

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 437 #482)

Sharp Harp!!!
The performance class was full last night and performances went long, which was terrific. Everyone's sounding great lately! But that meant we had very limited time to work on our new study song, Sharp Harp by George Harmonica Smith.

But have no fear - we are going to dive into it deeply next week, work-shopping individual segments of the first chorus together. Listen intently to the rhythm of the song this week and practice page one from the transcription to be ready for next week's class. The rhythm of this tune is a beautiful thing and we'll work to perfect and appreciate it next week.

Class Notes
  • Level III students - if you want to be working on your hand or hand/mic technique, Joe recommends you begin bringing a small tin can or jar to class. It should be about the diameter of a bullet mic. Bring it next week and he'll fill you in!
Pre-register for SPAH
"Pre-registration for the SPAH convention in San Antonio is now open! We are still working on the final details —entertainment, seminars, etc.—but you know it's gonna be good, and all of our friends, favorite artists, vendors, and seminar presenters will be there. You can reserve convention passes, banquet seating and your hotel room right now. Keep an eye on the Convention Page for more details as we finalize the program. See y'all in San Antonio!"

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew