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BLUES on the Harmonica
Hamo's blues lesson
★ You can play the video from the title
The basis of blues is call and response. In other words, it's a conversation. I asked Mr. Hamo to teach me how to make a blues phrase for "conversation" with my own thoughts in the ad lib phrase.
The fastest way to master the blues is to let the blues skeleton and baseline soak into your body. Here, using the 12-bar blues as an example, I tried to play from bassline practice to incorporating ad lib phrases.
Use bumps to arrange the bassline like a drum. If you play it in combination with the conventional bass line, you can accompaniment both bass style and drum style by yourself.
Let's arrange the major (major) baseline that we have practiced so far into minor (minor). Just by changing the way the two sounds are played, it turns into a sad blues.
As in Part 4, let's play a minor blues phrase by changing the way the two sounds are played. I asked Mr. Hamo how to use major and minor in blues.
Let's play powerfully by applying a phrase that repeats a simple melody to the ad lib phrase. By repeatedly increasing the speed and going up and down the scale, you can achieve a vigorous performance.
The basics of blues are call and response and conversation. Let's liven up the sound conversation by inserting the obbligato (the "matching hand" in music) at the right time.
Break is a style in which a song is stopped and silenced during a performance, or only one person plays solo. Hamo's lesson recommends practicing two roles (accompaniment and solo at the same time) to learn breaks.
Learn the style of playing songs loosely without rhythm. Regardless of the bar or the exact tempo, the style of playing emotionally according to the atmosphere of the place and the meaning of the lyrics suits the blues well.
⑩ Ending phrase
The final episode of Hamo's blues lesson series. Practice the performance of the ending phrase to liven up the last stage. The call and response with Mr. Hamo is also a must-see.
It is an e-book with arrow scores, demo performances, and VR videos that you can learn repeatedly in the same way as the "learning drill" that you did when you were a kid. Hamo's blues lessons are all built around this instructional book. Please enjoy in the order of session drill → commentary by Mr. Hamo.