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In August 2011, Adam Gussow sat down with David Barrett (proprietor of Harmonica Masterclass and for the most extensive interview he has ever given on the subject of blues harmonica. In this wide ranging conversation, filmed with three cameras and HQ sound, Gussow offers his tips, tricks, and insights on a series of topics that will be of interest to players of every ability level. He frequently picks up a harp and demonstrates the concept he's trying to convey.

What comes through is a comprehensive philosophy of the harmonica and the blues idiom in the early years of the 21st century, as traditional repertoire and techniques confront the pressures of our own modern moment. Prompted by Barrett's skillful questioning, Gussow is your guide on this journey.

This zip file contains 20 videos in the mp4 format, totaling roughly one hour and forty minutes. The topics he covers include the following:

*early influences, including James Cotton and Magic Dick (2 videos)
*the lessons he received from NYC harp legend, the late Nat Riddles (3 videos)
*accompaniment playing: the harp player as sideman (2 videos)
*what a harp player can learn from sax and trumpet players
*mastering the art of blues improvisation (3 videos)
*first and third position playing, with overblows added (2 videos)
*essential theory for the blues harmonica player (2 videos)
*mics, amps, and other equipment issues (2 videos)
*where we are in the history of the blues harmonica (including the influence of the internet on evolving styles) (2 videos)

NOTE: If you'd like an extended preview of this collection, please hit the "similar videos" icon below. You'll find the complete 7-minute video on 1st position playing, posted on YouTube by Barrett.

Another Modern Blues Harmonica production, in partnership with David Barrett and

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