Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 495 #540)


Joe was back and did a little recap of the one-chord learning we've been doing lately as relates to improvisation. All agreed Dennis Gruenling has an extremely deep well of musical vocabulary and that expanding one's vocabulary is a must if you want to improvise (or improvise better than you currently do).

Joe also emphasized that you want to focus on playing within the blues vocabulary - listen and learn from the masters and know the language you are working to express yourself in. It's not just knowing the notes in a scale; it's knowing how they're usually put together and how they take advantage of the harp's layout and strengths.

Class Notes

  • Joe will be away next week - Level 3 and Performance classes proceed as normal though with Grant filling in. 
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew