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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-03-21T12:09:20+00:00 2006-03-21T12:09:20+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]>
I read that if you get Little Walters Juke down then you have all his tecniques and William Clarks Pawn shop solo is great for learning discipline. Good luck

Statistics: Posted by harp54 — Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:09 pm

2006-03-20T14:25:38+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]>
I was getting on great with one of the David Barrett books, pretty much nailing down bending etc, and then my Portnoy set arrived, which started me off on a whole new set of basics again. So I slavishly worked through the first CD (tongue blocking/octaves/lip blocking etc) which was all very useful, even though all you could really do was practice scales.
Moving on to CD2 of Portnoy, it's all about bending, so on an impulse I went back to the Barrett course which has a bunch of exercises to practice the technique - except they're all in tune form, not scales. And I realised I'd really missed not 'playing' the harp for a fair few months - 90% of the time I was just practising it, in a monotonous, repetitive style.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not dissing Jerry at all. I think the stuff he teaches there is great, but it does need to be mixed in with something that you enjoy playing. Even if you've originally learned puckering and decide you're gonna go down the tongueblocking road (I don't think I will), keep on interspersing those scales and exercises with a few puckered tunes to keep yer interest level high.
I genuinely can't wait to get back home tonight and practice again, which hasn't been the case for a while... Or maybe that's because my landlady who lives upstairs is on holiday, so I can really let it rip...

Statistics: Posted by rookie — Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:25 pm

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Statistics: Posted by eline — Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:59 am

2006-03-14T17:35:46+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]> Statistics: Posted by michaelc — Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:35 pm

2006-03-13T13:07:18+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]> Statistics: Posted by czook — Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:07 pm

2006-03-13T04:47:36+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]> Statistics: Posted by oleman — Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:47 am

2006-03-13T00:33:14+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]> It can take a whole lot listening to figure out what an instructional CD & book will teach you in 15 minutes, then you can work on the feel. Just my opinion...

Statistics: Posted by czook — Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:33 am

2006-03-12T23:06:01+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]>
No amount of "instruction" will replace... the feel.


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2006-03-03T22:53:48+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]> Statistics: Posted by julio1958 — Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:53 pm

2006-03-03T17:02:12+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: confused]]> Statistics: Posted by michaelc — Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:02 pm