Tuesday, January 24, 2017

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 473 #518)

Accompaniment - Organ Sustain!!!

We passed the mic last night and gave everyone a chance to work on their organ sustain sound. This is a great accompaniment tool to have in your quiver. Next up is the train whistle sustain. This is essentially a four/five draw chord sound. There are a bunch of options - head shake, tongue shake, rapid vamping, dirty 4 draw with throat tremolo. All good as long as the dominant sound is some chordal version of 4/5 draw.

You are not making a musical statement; it's a layer under the other musicians.

Practice these and we'll work on them in class next week!

Class Notes
  • Special guest - mark your calendar for Feb 27 as we'll have PT Gazell joining us to talk about his jazzy approach to diatonic playing.
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew