Tuesday, September 26, 2017

What Did You Miss This Week (Week 501 #545)

Accompaniment Techniques!!!

Lots of good performances and accompaniment playing in B1 last night!

Joe reiterated how important good accompaniment chops are and demo'd some. He encouraged using two harps to get the job done and impress - the harp is after all a two-chord instrument...and blues is three chords!

Class Notes

  • Welcome back!

It Takes Three DVD Release

The two-hour long documentary film featuring the making of the harmonica-centric CD “It Takes Three” is here! You’ll see the creative process of Gary Smith, Aki Kumar, and David Barrett working with the Bay Area’s top blues musicians—rehearsing and recording each of the fifteen songs on the CD at Kid Andersen’s famous Greaseland Studios. If you’re a harmonica player, make sure to purchase the transcriptions set, which shows you how all the fills, solos, and cool harmonica harmonies were played (written in standard and TAB notation).

Purchase the DVD, CD and transcription set here!

German Harmonicas And The Blues

German Harmonicas And The Blues – A Concert & Book Reading With Grammy Award Winner Peter Madcat Ruth And Author Herbert Quelle.

Get your tickets now for Madcat Ruth at Dankhaus, October 6.

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew