Posted Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:55 by David Barrett Admin
Registration is now open for the upcoming (8/12/2017) Global Blues Harmonica Summit. This is the world’s first interactive online harmonica workshop, featuring myself, Ronnie Shellist, Adam Gussow and Tomlin Leckie on the subject of improvising. Join us for this unique experience for only $89 from the comfort of your own home.
Posted Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:55 by David Barrett Admin
If you live in the California Bay Area come join students of School of the Blues as they perform great blues standards and original compositions at our semiannual student concert this Saturday, April 1st. Concert is FREE to the public and is held at “The Studio” at the Poor House Bistro (91 Autumn St, San Jose http://poorhousebistro.com) from 5-9pm. continue reading...
Posted Fri, 03/03/2017 - 08:10 by David Barrett Admin
An ictus is the emphasis of a beat. Having an emphasis on beat one is extremely helpful while working with a metronome. This ictus helps you to immediately know when you accidentally add or drop a beat while playing (with no ictus, the monotone clicking of the metronome gives you no indication of where you are in a bar/measure). On the app I use (called Tempo), it allows you to set the ictus. Luckily it defaults to beat one (shown as < inside the first circle in the provided pictures). If yours is not set this way, simply click on that circle to enable the ictus. continue reading...
Posted Wed, 12/21/2016 - 22:20 by David Barrett Admin
In Hob's latest lesson we review bending, work on the first chorus of his bending study song and work on the concept of Hole Changes (an exercise to memorize the blues chord tones on each hole of the harmonica). This lesson can be found here http://www.bluesharmonica.com/contributor/hob_bosold
Posted Tue, 11/29/2016 - 21:28 by David Barrett Admin
July 21-23, 2017 I’ll be teaching in Scotland at the Edinburgh Harmonica Workshop with Will Wilde, Liam Ward and Tomlin Leckie. If you live in the area or are looking for a good reason to visit a beautiful city, come join us. My class subjects will be: Introduction to Blues Chromatic (All Levels); Textures (All Skill Levels); and Developing Killer V-IV-I Licks (Advanced). I’ll post a video on this soon. For more information on this class visit www.EdinburghHarmonica.com