Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 503 #547)

Performance Class

Sonny Boy lives! Lots of B1 students have been digging into SB One stuff lately and it's been fun.

Joe conferred with Al and RickEy and we agreed to end the year with another Final Take recording session, so if you're in the Performance class, be thinking about what you'd like to work on and polish for a recording and get the tunes started now. The period with Joe away is a great time to be working on beginnings and endings of your song, so think ahead.

Class Notes

  • Current session ends Oct 23. 
  • New session starts Oct 30. 
  • Note that Joe will be away Oct 16-30, and Nov 6. Rhythm and Chording classes and Joe's private lessons are cancelled in this time frame, but all Level 3 and Performance classes proceed as normal with Grant subbing for Joe. 
  • Joe's next Harmonica Party at the Harlem Avenue Lounge is November 21.

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!

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew