These turns are a little bit different than turns off of degrees of the major scale. I discuss turns off of the flat 3 and flat 7. The basic melodic interval that we ornament is a descending minor third figure instead of a whole step.
The key of G is a good place for diatonic blues players to get used to bending notes on the chromatic it’s also generally a good key for blues players to improvise in since at least part of it should feel familiar.
I say living because Jean Toots Thielmans has passed away. There are three guys that I instantly think of and then there was one I almost forgot about and have added him to the list. I refer to these guys as the Spanish guy, the Swiss guy, the French guy, and the British guy. All […]
On January 9th, 2017 I braved the New York Subway system and navigated my way to Manhattan from Queens in 2o degree weather for a lesson with the awe-inspiring Yvonnick Prene. Yvonnick first came on my radar way back in 2004 or 2005 when I discovered him on myspace. We corresponded a bit. He was […]
F is one of my favorite keys to jam in. I call F the friendly key. The major scale, the dominant, and dorian scales are all real nice and ergonomic and have a nice flow on the harmonica. Also the minor pentatonic scale is my favorite in this key with an intuitive breathing pattern and […]
So that is a good question and I’m not going to answer it right now because this is just a test blog post but I will say I am pretty adamant about my students starting on a 12 hole instrument and I have a list of reasons why: sdfa ga fgae aweef awe