Fwd: [Harp-L] Bluegrass

Here's a Little Blugrass from the AC Brothers, Little bit of Harp 

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From: "James Sterett" <jsterett@xxxxxxxxx> 
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 7:41:33 PM 
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Bluegrass 

and... as a possible next best thing to Winslow's slow jam suggestion, if you want to create your own "poor man's slow jam" when you just can't find anyone you can keep up with (yet), play the audio file of a tune you're trying to learn using Quick Time. on the QT menu bar, choose 'Window' and 'Show A/V controls', at the bottom of the A/V Controls window, you'll see a slider bar where you can adjust the playback speed without affecting the pitch. 
good training for developing your ear, too. 

>>> Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx> 1/24/2011 11:00 AM >>> 
Celtic musicians can likewise look with a severe eye on beginners joining in at 
expert sessions. 

Which is why slow sessions exist. People new to the music and/or new to their 
instrument can get together with others at the same level (and perhaps a patient 
accompanist) and learn the tunes at a manageable tempo. This gives them a 
welcoming environment to develop the tune knowledge and chops to eventually join 
in at the expert sessions. 

Winslow Yerxa 
Author, Harmonica For Dummies ISBN 978-0-470-33729-5 
Harmonica instructor, The Jazzschool for Music Study and Performance 
Resident expert, bluesharmonica.com 
Columnist, harmonicasessions.com 

From: MANFRED WEWERS <mwewers@xxxxxxxxxx> 
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sun, January 23, 2011 3:23:39 PM 
Subject: [Harp-L] Bluegrass 

I am a harmonica player and no genre of music is sacred. ÂI'm not a pro, I play 
for fun. ÂThis bluegrass thing is beginning to sound "elitist" to me. ÂBecause I 
learn by sitting in, I'm not supposed to play because I don't know everything. Â 
If that attitude prevailed in all other genres, there would be a lot less people 
playing harp out there. ÂJust my opinion. 

Manfred Wewers from Toronto the Good. 


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