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Getting Warmer Hi Liam, How long do you warm up before a session and is it different each time?
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Getting Warmer Hi Liam, How long do you warm up before a session and is it different each time?
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Need help with single notes C scale
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Harmonica Experience in USA and getting confident
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Liam Ward
Sep 06, 2022
Hey Paula, I agree - I'd love to hear from others. I know we have plenty of friends from the USA here - what are your experiences? I'd love to do something similar in the UK. Finding the time is the main obstacle! I had 25 gigs in July... August and September are pretty busy too. Cornwall this week, Scotland the next. Who planned these tours? 🤣 When it comes to playing in front of others: Do plenty of practice to jam tracks so you're used to playing to a song. Start at a familiar environment, ideally with a friend or family member who plays guitar etc, before going out into public. Play without an audience, then try in front of a few friends in a safe space. If you are going to a jam, visit a few times before playing so you can get a sense of the place and the regular players. Ask how to sign up and how many songs you'd have to do, then go home and plan what you'd play. Practice your song - pick a simple song that you're very confident with, and don't try to do anything fancy. If the jam allows you do to a single song rather than the usual two or three, go for it - then there is less to learn and less to worry about. When the time comes - listen, listen, and listen some more to the players around you. There is nothing more valuable to a musican than their ears. DON'T GIVE UP! You will almost certainly feel that you've "messed up" afterwards. Believe me, other people enjoyed it more than you did. It's not a competition, it's about creating music together. Good luck! Cheers!
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Drawbacks Blow double octaves are much easier for me than draws. I suck my tongue in on the draws. Seems natural to do so.
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A Mouth full I know Scratch My Back but I have trouble going hole to hole and octaves to holes cleanly. Like I nearly have to pre-visualize.
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