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Jerry Portnoy's blues harmonica masterclass.

Portnoy, Jerry. (Author). Robillard, Duke (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Main Library MT682.8 .P67 1997 37684001086365 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 3 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (51 p. ; ports. ; 25 cm)
  • Publisher: Waltham, MA : International Blues Management, p1997.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Available in Stan Getz Library's main stacks.
Compact discs.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1 : Introduction -- Holding the harmonica -- Chord rhythm -- tongue blocking -- Changeover scale -- Syncopating chords -- Back rhythm -- Octaves - Draw octaves -- Simple songs -- Pursed lips -- Lip blocking. Disc 2 : Intro to bending notes -- bending technique -- bends with syncopating chords -- bending exercises -- upper register -- blow bends -- transitions -- 2 draw vs. 3 draw -- Intro to special effects -- Vibrato -- Warbles -- Flutters -- Growls -- Barks -- Kiss pops -- Rips and glisses -- Double and triple tonguing -- Turnaround figure -- Tongue switching -- Special chords -- Shaping notes -- Use of hands. Disc 3 : Breathing and diaphragm attack -- Positions -- "Saints" - 5 positions -- Boogies - 3 positions -- Mics, amps and playing with a band -- Closing remarks -- E march with harp -- E march -- E shuffle with harp -- E shuffle -- E blues with harp -- E blues -- A march with harp -- A march -- A shuffle with harp -- A shuffle -- A blues with harp -- A blues -- B march with harp -- B march -- B shuffle with harp -- B shuffle -- B minor blues with harp -- E minor blues.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jerry Portnoy, harmonica ; Duke Robillard, guitar.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded at My Generation Studio, Somerville, MA and Lakewest Studio, Greenwich, RI.
Subject: Harmonica music (Blues) > Instruction and study.

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