Doing my best to send Van Morrison-y sounding notes out across the ether to wish Avitorrio and Bruce good food, family and fellowship on their big day in LV! Also, I had to show off my new storage option for the harp! Ha! (ok, I’ve had a lil coffee!) 21 months ago
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with lots of encouragement from Avittorio on this goal. I take at least one of my harps w/ me everywhere I go now and I blow thru it as often as is permissible. Avitorrio sent me some great youtube links to beginner’s lessons that I started practicing this morning, I can’t wait to go home and practice more! 21 months ago
I am taking some time off from harmonica lessons due to my increased hours at work in the fall. I hope to resume them in January. I still practice occasionally and believe that I am no longer a beginner, which is awesome. 22 months ago
I would like to learn to play the harmonica in the next six to ten months and feel like I have accomplished something to better myself. To be good enough so I can play several tunes and feel like it comes naturally to me. 2 years ago
Once I get a few lessons I thought it would be cool to practice while riding my bike with one of those Bob Dylan-style harmonica neck harnesses; train sounds would be a great place to start, I think. 2 years ago
I did manage a six week course on the ukelele which was lots of fun! 2 years ago
I just listened to some Stevie Wonder and was reminded of another reason the harmonica is cool. So then I did a few more exercises, just because of the serendipity. 2 years ago
I re-started my harmonica training a couple of weeks ago but I figured my retreat might be a good way to focus on it. I have a lot of instruments at my house, none of which I can play, so I’m starting with the easiest one and working my way up.
I have a combination CD, book, and harmonica that I got for Christmas YEARS ago and held on to because I always thought playing the harmonica was cool, because when my 99-year-old Granny had dementia she could still play the harmonica. So I’m going through the book and cd, and to be frank it’s a little below my level in terms of chords and time signatures, but I figure I should approach this like a completely new instrument and not a version of something else. Cheesy maybe, but hopefully it’ll work.
Seven chapters in so far and I’m noticing that I need to practice my accuracy on individual notes as well as hopping around all over to get chords. But there’s more practice in the future, I guess, so it’s going to come? And I don’t have to quit because I’m not perfect at it the first time?
myyearoffailure2 years ago