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MBH overblow

Overblowing is an advanced technique that is just beginning to make its presence felt in the world of blues harmonica. Jazzman Howard Levy showed us the way back in the 1980s, but few blues players followed his lead. Carlos del Junco was one; I was another. Both of us were actively deploying overblows in blues contexts by 1990. Chris Michalek followed soon after. These days, Jason Ricci is the foremost exponent of the overblowing approach in an amplified context, and younger players such as R.J. Harman and Jay Gaunt make it clear that the technique is here to stay as one key element of a contemporary blues harmonica approach.

If youre looking to investigate the world of overblowing from a blues players perspective, then this zip file is the high-octane fuel you need. This collection gives you a focused lesson--video and tab(s)--on five songs. One of them (Sunday Drive) is straight ahead amped-up blues; three are jazzy blues variants (Blue Monk, Watermelon Man, Tenor Madness), and one is a jazz standard (St. Thomas).

PLEASE NOTE: You will need FOUR DIFFERENT KEY HARPS to play through these lessons: A, Bb, C, and Eb.

Altogether, you get five videos ranging in length from 12 minutes to 33 minutes, plus five tab sheets. If you paid full price for each file, theyd cost you $35. Im offering them here for only $25. In other words, you get the tabs for free. One (big) zip file to download and youre ready to go. (NOTE: Since the zip file is 130+ megabytes, you should NOT order this item unless you have a high-speed connection.)

$25 for more than an hour and a half of instruction, plus five tab sheets! If you saw me for a private lesson, Id charge $60 an hour and give you two songs to work through. The video format here allows you to replay these lessons again and again to pick up the subtleties.

Because they contain overblows, all five lessons are rated at the Advanced Intermediate level.

Ive attached a preview for Sunday Driver to this webpage. For more information about the individual lessons, plus previews, please copy and paste the following links:

Sunday Driver:

Blue Monk:

Tenor Madness:

Watermelon Man:

St. Thomas:

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