Re: Montreal - Beginner


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Posted by Patrick J. McKenna on July 08, 2001 at 20:14:14:

In Reply to: Montreal - Beginner posted by Santiago on July 07, 2001 at 15:42:56:

: Greetings everyone,

: I was busy repairing my roommates computer when I noticed
: this little blue box on his shelf.. it immediately caught
: my eye and I picked it up. It was too dark to see what
: was written, but when I opened it I was amazed.

: a hohner blues harp!

: I am the perfect example of someone who has always loved
: the harmonica, but it just never dawned on me to get
: started.

: But now I had no excuse. I messed around with his key
: of A harmonica for close to 2 hours ont hat evening.
: The Montreal Jazz Fest vibe throughout the city.

: I then did some searches on the net and of course found
: this place! I read all that I could for beginners. I
: think I'm doing very well so far, I can pucker, single
: note Mary Had a Little Lamb (ps. I went out and bought
: a Lee Oscar in the key of C, but then went out and
: bought a Hohner Blues Harp in the key of C, I just
: didn't like the feel of the Lee Oscar compared to the
: Blues Harp). I just want to know if anyone knows of
: an instructor in the Montreal area for harmonica lessons.

: My problem is that I find it annoying to have to play
: Mary Had a Little Lamb :) So I try my best to tackle
: more and more stuff everyday. I tried to jam an improv
: of Heartbreak Hotel.. eheh. I think my breathing is
: coming along nicely, but I have to practice quicker
: changes. (I am a bedroom DJ and I've played guitar for awhile,
: so I find it very frustrating not to play in time :)

: If I can't find an teacher, can anyone give me any
: advice (aside from the lessons on this site which I am
: following already).

: Any info or help would be greatly appreciated.

: Andrea Santiago
: Montreal

Welcome to the club!
Such classics as "Mary Had A Little Lamb" might not rank high on the list of songs which we aspire to learn. However, every track star started
out by crawling. Once you've mastered "Mary Had A Little Lamb," it's time to move on to better and (hopefully) more challenging pieces. This is part of the learning process. It also helps to develope an ear for music. Persevere now. You'll be glad you did later.
Wishing you success in your endeavors.
Patrick


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