WOW man, thanks
I’m a bit of a prodigy so I hope people don’t get discouraged. I was the kid who would finish the test before the teacher finished handing them out. I just realized I’ve only been in your class for a week and I can bend full bends, tongue block, the whole nine yards. I can play along with your blues, riff lessons on YouTube, but here’s my problem. I have no creativity. When it comes down to making my own riffs, I draw a complete blank. So any suggestions? Anyway, I have absolutely fallen in love with this course. I play 9-12 hours a day.
Congrats @Texican_soldier, sounds like you are rocking it!
While it seems boring, practicing scales seems to help on improvisation skills. The more comfortable you get with different scales, the more creative you can be playing your own stuff.
Hi @Texican_soldier ,
There are several very good videos (on YouTube) by Jason Ricci and also by Ronnie Shellist that will get you up and going with improvisation, creating your own riffs, etc.
Hey @Texican_soldier so glad you decided to join us in the forum man. Welcome! Maybe check this vid out if you haven’t seen it already:
@JohnJohn great tune man! Here’s the tabs for ya:
Very funny video @Luke. I almost wet may pants watching it. Then I tried a little harder and got there.
Thanks, I’m off for a shower and a change of clothes
Hello. I just signed up and still getting familiar with the forum format. Long time harmonica player who wishes to learn more and improve my skills.
Hi peg_T. Welcome. You’ve made a great decision. I’m pretty new here at the forum, but have acquired so much from it in the short time. The people here are wonderful. A very funny group of people as well. I’m happy to meet another newbie. I’m sure that you will love it here. See ya round
Hello. Thanks for the response. It will be fun to be here when I can. I’ve already learned that I have been playing in the second position all this time. (gee, who knew?) Who inspired you to pick up a harp? For me it was Richard Salwitz AKA magic Dick of the J.Geils Band, and a friend who used to leave his harmonicas out for me when he was gone and I’d be visiting with his girlfriend.
Does he play harp?
Actually, he does play some kind of harp!
The brand is Yellow Breasted Macaw. I just haven’t figured out the key and position he plays yet
For me it was just opportunity
Hello. I live in SoCal and started playing harmonica in the 70ies while in high school. (dating myself here) I’ve been in a few local bands singing and playing some rhythm guitar and harmonica. Now that I’m retired after decades of employment, I have a little more time to pursue music again. Been attending a weekend jam at a local place as a harmonica player. just want to keep getting better at it. Thanks for the warm welcome.
Nice to be here.
Hello! I am 57 yrs old. I played around with the harmonica when I was a kid, but never got serious about it. All my children have grown up and moved out and I started thinking, maybe it’s time to try again! So Here I am!
Hello @busyone5 Welcome, you have come to the right place. Anytime is perfect to start. Having time on your hands will be great for helping you along the path. Look forward to chatting with you in the forum.
Howdy, from the Rocky Mountains!
My Grandmother gave me a Hohner harmonica when I was a young kid. Unfortunately at the time, I didn’t know anyone that had a harmonica that could show me what to do with it. Eventually, with piano lessons, sports, and school occupying my time, the harmonica ended up in a box.
Recently retired, I found that same harmonica that I had kept all these years for sentimental sake. Now is the time to learn how to play it for my own enjoyment and to share with my neighbors around the weekly campfire.
Just bought a Lee Oscar that was recommended here on this site and have started daily practice.
Glad to be here!