Re: [Harp-L] Poor presentations of harmonica how to videos

Funny thing is some guy put up a bunch of teaching videos.
Great sound, lighting, backdrop, video all slick.
He couldn't play or teach.

--- On Tue, 8/16/11, michael rubin <michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: michael rubin <michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Poor presentations of harmonica how to videos
> To: rogergonzales@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 8:11 AM
> Roger,
> 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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