Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 535 #578)

There were great performances this week and a light class, so people were able to take a second pass at their tunes as they're working on them. Conversation turned to improvisation as it's something a couple people are thinking about, so Joe talked a little about first steps toward improv facility. You first need to know the blues vocabulary as well as the scale degrees of what you're playing. Start there and then begin small modifications of tunes you already know well. More as this conversation develops!

Ken brought in his amp for people to play. If you're wondering what it was and want to learn more, it is this one from Windy City Amps.

Class Notes

  • REGISTER! A new Old Town session started this week and there's still time to register.
  • HOT TIP: The Black Ensemble Theater has a blues show running right now: Rick Stone: The Blues Man.

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew