Hi fellow Harmoniacs
I hope I wont bore anyone but I wanted to share a small update on my 2 month journey to learn the blues harp.
The joy of drawing and blowing the first chords to the devastation of single note embouchure was a precursor of the path every harp player goes through.
There was so many ups (“yeah!!! bending” ) and downs (“fricking single note embouchure” ) in this short time, that I really had to learn to calm down and enjoy the ride.
Every tribulation was closely intertwined with a moment of pure surprise when a technique finally clicked and more importantly, vice verse.
There is times where I feel like I forgot a certain technique just because a day passed, and there´s days where a technique finally is memorized in my body and it clicks and works.
Lukes Beginner to Boss course is great and I´m constantly going back to some of the lessons to practice my rudimentary “techniques”,.
This gives me the chance to reflect where I´ve started (sure enough 2 months isn’t very long though ) and stop to be too hard on myself.
In my opinion, I often want to rush to certain goals with the harp but it surely shows me that its a path to walk and not to run.
I´m happy with my results so far but I know its a long way to the top if you wanna rock & roll (maybe some get the song hint )
Currently I had a “small” shopping spree with new harps, amp, mic (Arkia, Big Six, Harp Blaster, Spark) and it really payed off
The airtight harps makes my life easier to learn a comfy embouchure and combined with an amp/mic its just soooo much fun to practice certain songs from the course.
Besides practicing certain parts of the BtB course I´ve started with Adam Gussows unconventional conventional paid lessons that are pretty hard to master but very fulfilling when I get the hang of a song and technique behind it.
Again I have to excuse my long post and I hope it doesn’t sound like I´m singing my own praises.
As I walk the path of the blue harp alone and most people around me have no clue how to react when I share my harp feelings, I had to consider writing to fellow blue harp players.
Maybe it will even help some beginners (like me) to reflect and don´t feel discouraged when a certain thing is hard to do (like that 2 draw that sounds like a deflating balloon in the beginning)
Stay on the bus, take the ride and keep on trucking as Luke likes to say in the course
many greets from Vienna
P.S.: to the admin, please move or remove the topic of its unappropriated or in the wrong spot