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Jason LDec 15, 2009 8:26 PM GMT
anyone signed up for Howard's on line lessons?
it is at http://www.howardlevyharmonicaschool.com/
I checked to see if there was a post on this here already and didn't see one so hope I am not duplicating a thread.
It looks like it could be really cool. Although according to the video it is not actually time with him one on oneit is more a video call and response kind of thing. you post then at some point in time he will post an answer.
To those that have tried it is this the case? are there other students that are beyond beginner who may have lessons worth watching?
I am an intermediate player and just wondering if there is anyone already signed into it that thinks it is worth it.
I mean any learning from Howard is worth it but I am talking about the site as a whole.
thanks for any advice or feedback you can provide.
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I already have Howard's out of the box DVD and have to master all track before starting new exercises from Howard and I have no enough time as I have to finish my PhD and most practice time I work to learn tunes for next gig. If the school will work in 2011 I think I'll subscribe it.
I must admit I am very curious about this.
Thanks for the feedback folks.
Harpaholic - I have been pretty blues based but now I am branching out to a more levy/Del Junco feel to tunes to expand my music on harp.
I now know that Carlos Del Junco actually lives 2 hours or so from where I live so I am going to see if private lessons are possible. If not I will do this levysite.
Learning from Carlos Del Junco would be amazing. Howards site looks great as does David Barretts.
For the more modern stylist I would say Howards is probably better. But if blues is your thing then I would probably go with David Barrett.
The problem with Howard's site - and this may be true of most of these tutorial sites - is that Howard's material is so comprehensive, polished and expert that submitting a self-video made with domestic gear and a less-than perfectly setup harp feels slightly embarrassing. I find Howard's communication of music theory wrt harp exercises the most valuable thing I've ever seen about the harp - and he's a brilliant teacher, but it is very easy to get into the mindset that you need to make more professional videos, rather than simply demonstrate where you are in the harp food chain. I consider myself quite an advanced harp player, but still find the learning curve on Howard's site pretty steep. God knows what it must be like for a noob.
Thanks guys. 2 more good comments. It is weird that I am now back into harp after being away formany years to have all this on line stuff available, when I got started it was hard to even find a recording of Howard Levy where I live, now i can almost sit down and chat with the guy through his site.
Anyone posted a video and got feedback from him directly...any thoughts on the process?