My bass lines studies at Bluesharmonica.com are starting to pay off big time! Really pleased with that. If fits well in with my studies of improvisation, I now understand how important the chord tones are to soloing/improvisation and the bass line studies are ingraining the chord tones very well.
I used to think that “blue notes” were the real killers in soloing, how wrong I was. Blue notes are just for spicing things up and without a lot of chord tones around them they will simply just sound akward. I guess I have been playing more chord tones and scale tones than I have realized before but becoming aware of what you are doing is always a good thing.
Another great benefit is that the V-IV-I or specifically the V-chord which has caused me troubles before I now have a plan for. It is a great chord to introduce some new tones and some freshness in the riffs. Quite powerful stuff.
Are you studying bass lines?
Part of the LOA program at BluesHarmonica.com is music theory study and accompaniment playing. Right now I am studying how to use various tones in soloing and bass lines for accompaniment playing. I have had quite a few revelations in the process. My mix of chord tones vs other tones have been completely off and now I know why. Also, the V-chord is much less mysterious now.
See the vido of my train imitation in class at HMWS 2014.
I’m having a great time in Trossingen at the Harmonica Masters Workshop. Learning a lot and I get to listen to some real badass players.
Video will come up here shortly.
Harmonica Master’s Workshop 2014, here I come!
After my first two lessons (two different students) I have noticed that I really like being a teacher. Promising.
Did my first 1-on-1 lesson yesterday as a harmonica teacher. Felt good. Next one on Tuesday.
As of today I am officially an accredited harmonica instructor through Bluesharmonica.com.
If you would like lessons, contact me!
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