Yesterday I was reminded of a practice strategy that i think you will find very useful. One of the names for my website is Harmonica Mastery Tools, and this morning I was struck by the way you can use thoughts as tools. I’ve been doing something I stubbornly call “Musical
This tab shows you a riff that you can play in 2nd position in all three octaves. It is based on a minor pentatonic scale. If you play it enough times, it will give you the power to move up and down the harmonica while improvising blues solos.
February 21st, 2017 When I first started listening to the blues, I found myself traveling back and forth between worlds. It was a bit like changing my diet. I remember times when I ate a lot of candy bars and fruit would taste weird, like it did not belong in
Below is the mp3 recording of the exercise: Here is a challenge for you – Grab a G diatonic harmonica and play along with this recording. The metronome is set at 50 beats per minute. You can download your own PDF and MP3 of this exercise at the HotRodHarmonicas.com store for
Happy Holidays! If you found 2016 a mess of a year I can relate… Sometimes clearing the path for the creative musical life is a twisted journey & this year was one of the craziest rides yet… In fact, 2016 just might be the weirdest year I’ve ever lived through and
Listening to the Border Radio On a scale of 1 – 10, how much fire do you have for playing music? When I work with people who want to learn harmonica one of the most common problems is remembering to find the time to practice and play music. I know
The Deluxe Tool Kit is now off the market till further notice… There will be more information on this soon! The harmonica Reed Replacement Tool (photo below) is in stock, however and available at… – HotRodHarmonicas , Rockin Rons , & Blue Moon Harmonicas
I couldn’t resist posting this photo!
If you never heard of D. H. “Bert” Bilbro, I’d like to introduce you to one of the most fascinating harmonica players I have ever heard. In 1928 Bert recorded a steam train imitation on the harmonica that was done in one take, that at times sounds like two
One of my all time favorite quotes that I keep on the wall near my desk is the one from Marriane Williamson that starts “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” The quote ends with: ” As we