Posted Sun, 09/25/2016 - 08:54 by David Barrett Admin
Join me for an interview with Texas harmonica player Lonnie Joe Howell. Some of you may be familiar with Lonnie through his country harmonica method material (books, CD's and videos). Interview topics include: Lonnie Joe’s Early Years; Texas Harmonica, 2nd Position and Tongue Blocking; Country Tuning; Accompaniment Playing and Breathing; Accompaniment Playing, Part 2; Improvising; and Engaging the Audience
Posted Sat, 06/25/2016 - 18:17 by David Barrett Admin
In this lesson Joe Filisko spends time covering the artists that have recorded memorable versions of the Fox Chase. Joe start this series with Henry Whitter, the first recorded versiob of the Fox Chase.
Posted Fri, 09/25/2015 - 08:00 by David Barrett Admin
Todd has not played with an exhaustive list of famous musicians nor toured to the point that he’s a household name, so his bio really doesn't do him justice. He’s a highly skilled musician and in the harmonica community respected as a heavy-hitter…
“One of the tastiest and most accomplished overblow players around today." Brendan Power 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, 10/10/2014 - 07:53 by David Barrett Admin
Here's a sneak peek of my interview with country harmonica wizard Mike Caldwell. In this video he talks about the spirit of music and then we jam it up! Full interview to release 10/22 http://youtu.be/2Qk6tJHVP2o
Posted Wed, 02/05/2014 - 08:09 by David Barrett Admin
Your tongue blocks two holes in the center, leaving the left and right holes open when performing an octave (1+ C and 4+ C for example). You can either use the tip of your tongue to block those two holes or use the tip-top of the tongue (called the blade), by using an ultra-light touch so that the natural convex shape of the tongue doesn't flatten out and cover too many holes. Give this light touch a try and I'll discuss some other interesting advantages of this light touch technique tomorrow.