Tuesday, March 5, 2019

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 559 #605)

Welcome to the new session at Old Town. Joe shared his BHP (Blues Horsepower) handout this week that ties to the call and response exercises we've been doing together. As he listens to players, he wants to emphasize that people need to focus on better throat tremolo across the board.

Joe also repeated that the deep bend on the four draw is in fact a slightly sharp version of the note you get on the four blow. It is extremely flat and gets close to that note so if you're watching your bend with a digital tool, you'll see it approaching the four blow.

Class Notes

  • New classes started this week. There's still time to register! And here's a discount code to save $15: LOVEOTS19
  • James Conway will be a special guest teaching Irish tunes in the Rhythm & Chording class Monday, March 11 at 2:30pm.

SPAH Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2019 SPAH Convention to be held at the Tulsa Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, Oklahoma from August 13-17, 2019.

You can expect to enjoy all of your favorite events, including world class nightly performances, daily seminars, afternoon concerts, the Filisko Teach-in, and an exciting array of vendors demonstrating and selling harmonicas and other related products! The electric Blues Jam will be back again on Wednesday night, and there will be nightly acoustic jams for your favorite music genre! That should leave you a little time to sleep, if you are not playing music in the hallways with your old and new-found friends!

Details on the local tours, Saturday breakfast gatherings, and the like will be made available in May, as usual. For those of you who have not attended or have missed a few years, you can read more about a typical SPAH Convention experience here.

The Entertainment Committee has been working hard to bring you a diverse group of performers, from jazz and blues to Celtic, from diatonic and chromatic to harmonica trios!

Register now for the best price, and remember that current members receive a discount on the convention price!

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew

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