Posted Tue, 11/29/2016 - 20:28 by David Barrett Admin
July 21-23, 2017 I’ll be teaching in Scotland at the Edinburgh Harmonica Workshop with Will Wilde, Liam Ward and Tomlin Leckie. If you live in the area or are looking for a good reason to visit a beautiful city, come join us. My class subjects will be: Introduction to Blues Chromatic (All Levels); Textures (All Skill Levels); and Developing Killer V-IV-I Licks (Advanced). I’ll post a video on this soon. For more information on this class visit www.EdinburghHarmonica.com
Posted Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:06 by David Barrett Admin
PSA - Filisko Harmonica Teach-In
The yearly Filisko Harmonica Teach-In will be coming to the SPAH Convention in San Antonio this August 11, 12 & 13th.
Nearly all aspects of the harmonica will be covered by some of the world's very finest specialists, including David Barrett, Mike Caldwell, Jerry Devillier, Robert Bonfiglio, PT Gazell, James Conway, Peter Madcat Ruth, Will Scarlett, Grant Dermody, Rob Roy Parnell, Ronnie Shellist, Michael Rubin, Todd Parrott, Brendan Power, Cara Cooke, Lonnie Joe Howell, Johnny Bishop, Connor James Frontera and Buzz Krantz. continue reading...
Posted Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:07 by David Barrett Admin
I'll be happy to work with students at Joe Filisko's Teach-In each afternoon starting Thursday 8/13. I'll also be performing with a list of great harmonica players at the Wednesday Night Variety Show (PT Gazell, Jerry Devillier, Buzz Krantz, Brandon O. Bailey, Johnny Bishop, Will Scarlett, Dale Spalding and James Gordon) as well as the Saturday Morning Gospel & Country Seminar (Eric Noden, Phil Duncan, Mo Vint, Jimi Lee, TJ Klay and Todd Parrot).
Posted Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:50 by David Barrett Admin
At a Chicago Harmonica Masterclass Workshop (I believe in 2005) David Waldman shared a cool tip in regards to phrasing like Little Walter. He said, "If you want to emulate Little Walter's phrasing, start your licks on beat 2." He then played with the guitarist and improvised with this in mind, and sure enough, all of us instructors (Joe Filisko, Dennis Gruenling and Scott Dirks) nodded our heads in agreement... it sounded like what Walter would do. I experimented with this concept after the workshop and it's now a tool I use in my improvising from time to time. continue reading...
The Harmonica Masters Workshops have been taking place in Trossingen since 2003. Initiated by musical director Steve Baker, with world-class instructors and a full supporting program of sessions and concerts, they are now regarded as the leading educational event for blues harmonica in Europe. continue reading...
Posted Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:09 by David Barrett Admin
This BBC special is no streaming online. Thanks to Kim Addonizio and Sara Jane Hall for such a great program. Congrats to Steve Baker, Joe Filisko, Martin Häffner and Richard Weiss for being featured. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05283j4
Imagine a town of harmonica players; sounds a bit surreal?
Now 'Between the Ears' gives listeners a chance to hear the harmonica as a
truly virtuoso instrument, always an instrument of the people - portable,
affordable and playable. Acclaimed poet Kim Addonizio turns harmonica continue reading...
Posted Mon, 04/28/2014 - 06:42 by David Barrett Admin
I'm looking forward to working with all of you in Trossingen this year. This is Gary Smith's "Rocket Ride" we're playing in the video. Registration is now open... classes fill quickly, so get your class choices in early.