Tuesday, March 26, 2019

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 562 #608)

More breathing.

Joe timed people inhaling and exhaling this week and urges everyone to practice! Watch a second hand and exhale a chordal effect like a split 4 or shake or trill for 10 seconds, then flip and do the same inhaling. Repeat over and over and do this every day.

The call and response showed people full of air after a 3+ second phrase so there is breathing control work to do. People are obviously not planning for what's coming. You should always start phrases with capacity for 9 seconds, even if that phrase turns out to be shorter.

Class Notes

  • Mark your calendar! B1 welcomes Curtis Salgado as a guest on April 22.

Mike Ledbetter Tribute Shows

The Nick Moss Band is organizing two benefit shows in Chicagoland for Mike Ledbetter. Mark your calendars and don't miss them - they promise to have some heavy-hitter harp players on them (ahem, Rick Estrin, Jason Ricci)

April 14 at Buddy Guy's Legends
April 15 Danny's On Douglas, Elgin

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew