Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 488 #533)

Stage Presence!!!

With a view toward doing video of peoples' performances in class soon, Joe made a point last night of pointing out ways for people to start improving their stage presence and appearance. Face the audience, sure, but think too about strong signals and band leadership - the audience sees this (or the lack of it) too. Wondering who to watch do this well? Morry Sochat if you're here in town, or check out RJ Mischo on youtube.

Another thing to remember is to think about what you're doing when you're not doing anything. Are you fronting but laying out for a guitar solo? Step back from the mic a little to pass the lead and look interested. These are things we'll continue to talk about in our "performance" class over the next few weeks.

Speaking of performance, huge shout out to our new Swedish friend Matthias Bogefors who was visiting B1 last night and played a couple songs. Great to have you, Matthias!

Class Notes

  • Plan ahead - Dennis Gruenling will be a special class guest Monday, June 12.

Blues Music Awards
The 38th Annual Blues Music Awards were announced recently and we see a few harp players on the list:

Kim Wilson - Instrumentalist, harmonica
Curtis Salgado - Soul Blues Album, Song, Soul Blues Male
Bobby Rush - Album

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew

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