[Harp-L] Mark Stafford - Blues Harmonica Workshop - Sunday March 4th - Markham (Toronto) - Canada - 1 - 5pm

Blues Harmonica Workshop Press Release:

Spend an afternoon with a professional harmonica player
workshopping all the finer points of Blues Playing. www.markbirdstafford.com
will lead this event
and you have the opportunity to up your skills as a musician and learn
all things
harp related. You'll get the chance to jam with the band. Mark teaches
with The Toronto District School Board Continuing Ed, and has held
workshops at major
festivals in Canada.

When: Sunday March 4th - 2012

1 - 5pm.

Fee: $20.00 per person

Where: Stanley's Fish House And Pub
48 Main St. North
Markham -Ontario,
L3P 1X5
2nd Floor

This workshop will be for beginner/intermediate Harmonica Players and
there will be a limited number of pre-sale tickets (25)
Please Contact Mark Stafford - birdstafford@xxxxxxxxxxxx or 416-533-3454


Keith McWatters 647-520-3878 (workshop contact)

Workshop Details:

Joining Mark will be Juno Award Winner Darran Poole on guitar

Note: This workshop will include handouts.

-Time and Feel.

-Quick run through single note playing, bending to the "blue notes".
How to practice.

-Major Scale/Blues Scale.

-Brief description of playing in different positions/keys - examples of
first, second (cross) and third.

-Basic transitional licks - incorporating "blue notes"

Break 2:30pm (1/2 hr. break)

-Amplification - microphones - PA

-Harmonica Maintenance/Customizing

-The latter part of the afternoon session will include an
instructional segment and an interactive component (jam with the band)
so the attendee can learn the basics of leading a band into and
through several different types of "blues feels". Including counting
and playing in several different tempo's and grooves.

Wrap Up 4:30 - 5pm

Pre Order Your Hohner Products: Harmonicas, Mics, Amps, Tool Kits

Jeffrey Wilson of Wilson Music - Sales and Services of Hohner
Harmonicas and Accordions since 1986 will take pre-orders and bring
stock to the event. Also Jeffrey will contribute to the repair and
maintenance session. Get your orders into Jeffrey 905-853-5082

Mark Stafford birdstafford@xxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.markbirdstafford.com TDSB www.learn4life.ca - Harmonica Lessons (416) 533-3454

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