- November 10, 2014 at 2:45 am #3412mattcaposinoParticipant
I am a complete rookie and need some guidance. I am wanting to play blues. Maybe “season of the witch”November 10, 2014 at 3:03 am #3414Adam TombsParticipant
Hi, I am no keyboard player but had a few piano lessons a long time ago. Suggest you check out youtube, that is where I get a lot of cool ‘lessons’ and how to’s. Try searching for how to play keyboards or piano for a particular song as well as searching for melodica on youtube.
There are also a few apps on android and itunes too I would imagine for how to play keyboards or piano. Before too long you will be sounding songs out and playing by ear. Music theory is great but I tend to learn tunes faster trying to play them by ear.November 10, 2014 at 3:42 am #3415mattcaposinoParticipant
Thanks Adam. I wanted to play the blues harp since Bob DYLAN CAME ON THE SCENE BUT, ALL i COULD DO WAS CUT MY TONGUE OR MAKE MY LIPS SWELL UP. VERY DISAPPOINTING.
By the way is there away to get the text on this site to be darker? I can barely read it…November 10, 2014 at 4:21 am #3417Melodica-MeParticipant
Matt, like Adam says sometimes it’s best to use your ear. Here is the backing track you can practice to.
Melodica-MeNovember 10, 2014 at 4:32 am #3418Melodica-MeParticipant
Matt, I should add that using your ear is very important but theory is just as important, it is good to know both it will make you that much better a player.
Good luck we are here to help.
Monsters of MelodicaNovember 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm #3420Adam TombsParticipant
Yes Melodica Me, quite correct! I am learning music theory now, I just wish I had applied myself earlier on to it
Sorry to hear about the unpleasant experience playing harmonica Matt. Sedel make some wonderful harmonica with plastic resin combs you might want to try? I use the Sedel D and G in Paddy Richter tuning the Blues Session model tuned for Irish Traditional music. Very nice and affordable too.November 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm #3422Alan BrintonParticipant
If someone’s looking for a book, I highly recommend The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory.
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