Tuesday, July 30, 2019

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 578 #624)

Speaking of breath control, what about when you sing? Vocals require full lungs and exhaling; harp playing is the opposite. With this in mind, Joe demonstrated a simple arrangement of the song Chain of Fools. (In his case, more R. L. Burnside than Aretha Franklin!)

It's a one-chord tune and he plugged inhale chording into the fill spaces. It is super simple but lets you practice singing and harp playing in a way that complements each other in terms of the breathing. Great exercise; give it a try!

Class Notes

  • The Harlem Harp Party is TONIGHT, July 30 - be there!
  • There are two more weeks of Old Town sessions then the school takes a break. Classes in B1 resume September 9.

Vacation Notice
Your YMM editor is "im Urlaub" eating and drinking his way across Munich and northern Italy, so there will not be a newsletter the next two weeks.

Wir sehen uns in September wieder!

- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew