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Dec 31, 1969 11:00 PM GMT

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Dec 22, 2009 6:46 AM GMT
Ryan Replied:

Howard's site looks like it hasa lot of interesting and useful stuff. I plan on joining both Howard's and Dave's site, but probably not at the same time. I think both sites look like a great deal forthe price and whats being offered.I understand that Dave's site is geared more toward the type of music you're interested in, but are you sure you can't find something of use from Howard's site as well? There looks to be a lot of great information on techinque onLevy's site (and Howard is of course the foremost master of harmonica technique). And all that technique can be applied to whatever style of music you're interested in. I also think that Howard has a lot of unique ideas regarding the harp and music that would be invaluable to learn from. Hopefully you decide to try and make some use of the site, otherwise it's a pretty big waste of money.

Dec 23, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
Tony W Replied:

David's tab is the best out there. Easy to follow, very little learning curve and he has many songs already tabbed out. Once, i improvised on some slow blues and he tabbed out every note I played for a complete original song. It was very impressive to say the least.

Dec 23, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
HTrain Replied:

I've been to a couple of Dave's Masterclass week ends so know the teaching approach and joined his site without hesitation. Been on it for a few days now and am working my way through where I wanted to start. It is exactly what I hoped for and better!! The interviews with other harp players that give tips are fascinating and informative. The forum is a quick way to interact with Dave and the other students. I'm interested to see how the recording and feedback session goes. So far I give it top marks!!!

Dec 25, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

First off:

Merry Christmas

I did check out Dave Barrett's site, I have few off his books and cd's and have allways found it informative.

A few times I e-mailed Mr Barrett and he quickly answered all my newbie questions, and he

Dec 25, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

I still dont understand why I cant post, my long very humorous, anecdote.

My post keep getting cut short, why to short.

Dec 25, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

since my comments get cut short, I will add short comments.

Dave Barrett's site, good. feels good, Dave good man, give good advice. On fence. im lazy.

abner ( BluEyes, lazy Eyes )

Dec 27, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
Tony W Replied:

Hey Blue eyes, If you have a goal to be the best harp player you can be, then I must say get off the fence. It is so cheap and the quality is so high You will thank me later. He likes to be called David.

Jan 10, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
Sioux S.Seydal Replied:

Hey Blue eyes, besides nothaving your messagescut off, writing lots of short notesmight alsohelp you getting a littlecloser to winningthat B-Radical ;)

went to Howard's site too... likedhis music theory stuff... cannot get enough of it (cause i'ma bit SLOW) and alsogot re-interested in playing/exrcising classical themes... - but now i wantto try outDavid's. ;)

Jan 10, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
HTrain Replied:

Been on site now for about 3 weeks (from day1) and keep getting blown away by the instruction and the information on it. Interviews with name harp players give insights and tips. The instructional approach sure keeps your nose to the grindstone but I'm sure noticing some big time difference - for me, its tongue blocking right through a song and doing TB bends. The slowed down track sure help as you work up to speed. But like anything else, you gotta keep at it!!

Jan 11, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
Tony W Replied:

Hi Htrain, It is a very cool way to move forward very fast. The cool thing about getting instruction from the pros is that you are not wondering what to practice. You are not noodling around aimlessly (it was my problem for a long time). You start worrying that the instructor will notice your bad intonation on the 3 hole bends so you make time for that too. (suddenly all I do is practice) I love it. I know a lot of harp players that flat out will not seek instruction. My instructor is David Barrett, his instructor was Gary Smith, his was William Clarke, his was George harmonica Smith etc... We all have to learn from some one and now the best players (some are on this site) are available to us. :) That doesn't make me a great harp player but it certainly can't hurt. The coolest thing I have received from taking lessons is compliments from guitar players saying things like, "I have never played with a harp player that plays the right notes on all the different chords." Or "don't go anywhere we have more songs to do." I know it is money well spent.

Jan 19, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

That's awesome. Thanks for the suggestion. I am seriously in the market for some additional instruction and access to tabs and tips and all those goodies. There is a lot of good free stuff out there, and of course face to face interation probably remains the most effective way to learn from other players but your recommendations here are quite intriguing too. I'm considering parting with the seventeen bux haha Thanks again :)

Jan 19, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

I want to hear more about Howard Levy's new program. That sounds rather innovative. I appreciate seasoned players embracing new media and taking things to the next level (and to the next generation of players) by embracing new things, including technology.

Jan 19, 2010 3:01 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

I like David Barretts way of teaching. I have several of his book's and cd's. Before I even bught the first book I had emailed David Barriett and asked him a few questions. When I say question I mean real newbie questions, David Barrett answered all my emails.. This was all before I even bought the first book.

It is unheard of for some one to go out of there way for free. This shows what a great person David Barrett is.

I have looked into his site, yet have not jumped in. things right now are just to hectic.

abner ( BluEyes, oh so very very tired )

Jan 20, 2010 6:37 AM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

Jon Gindick makes a decent product as well in term of harmonica instruction. I went through one of his method books about a year ago and appreciated his enthusiastic writing and his creative, vivid explanations about how to pull stuff off. I wish I could attend one of his camps; preferably when Gussow is coaching at one of them!

Jan 20, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

I noticed Jon's new site, he has a new up to date system that looks very interesting. he also has a new cd that can be downloaded for about $9 bucks. I told my wife about it and she told me no. Not until I start practicing more.

Once I give her that gift certificate to Vitorea Secrets im sure she will sing a different tune. Im aslo glad you guys post the good the bad and the very ugly. Money is hard to keep now a days and reading about different sites help num nuts like me get an understanding of what is out there.

abner (BluEyes, what )

Jan 26, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
Reed Triller Replied:

Once I get my work hours back to normal I plan on joining for at least a month.

Jan 27, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

I am going to give this site a second look. I want, I need a site that can work with my time frame. and with my interruptions and my pace. I play and some people say im good. I love them so much. But i Know i could be better. $17 is one good lunch.. I need to go on a diet anyway. I am just afraid of criticism I am afraid of feeling like a bigger fool than I am. afraid getting it wrong.

abner (BluEyes, so afraid or singing and playing the blues )

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