Re: [Harp-L] Poor presentations of harmonica how to videos
By the way, the car in the dark video is not me. I just am speaking
up for my kind.
On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 7:53 AM, Degregorio, Jeffery
> I haven't had time to look at this video yet (today I will), but wanted
> to say that I don't care if Michael looked like "big foot that tripped
> in a mud pit" or something, I'm just INTERESTED in what he has to offer!
> Thanks Michael (as well as many others of you out there) for taking time
> to put FREE videos on Youtube.
> Just my thought...Jeff
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> Behalf Of michael rubin
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:12 AM
> To: rogergonzales@xxxxxxxxxxx
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> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Poor presentations of harmonica how to videos
> To you I say:
> You are not my boss, dude. I fought long and hard not to have one.
> Don't like the instructional video that I gave to the world for free?
> Don't watch.
> Michael Rubin
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 11:36 PM, <rogergonzales@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> After seeing the how to video done in a car in the dark I am wondering
> what the heck is going on. Eddie Gordon gave me great advice when he
> told me to ALWAYS dress a bit better than your audience. But some of the
> people doing how to videos for harmonica are just being ridiculous. I
> have seen videos done by guys who haven't combed their hair, looked like
> they haven't bathed or look like they have slept in their clothes. At
> the same time I have seen videos done by Richard Hunter and Dave Barrett
> that are very well done. Professionally done and they look sharp as well
> as playing well. This goes for clinics done at festivals, music stores
> or NAMM as well as on U-Tube.
>> If you are going to represent the harmonica in a video or a clinic
> where the general public is going to see you for goodness sake take some
> pride in your appearance as well as your playing. Enough!
>> I just did a clinic at the Sonora Blues Festival with a young man who
> hopefully will be around a long time. His name is Hank Shreve. Hank not
> only sounded great but looked sharp as well. I have no doubt Hank will
> continue to be a great ambassador of the harmonica.
>> Take your craft more seriously. Take more pride in what you do and how
> you do it. Especially if you are calling yourself a professional.
> Represent yourself and the harmonica in a much better light.
>> Roger Gonzales MA/Music Ed.
>> Fresno CA.
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