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Paul Lasicki
1 post
Jun 22, 2022
5:42 PM
Hi, I purchased the Beginninger's Special and wondering what is the order of the lessons? Thanks
Paul Lasicki
2 posts
Jun 23, 2022
7:45 AM
Ok, never mind. It looks like Floyd's Hotel, Shuffle blues, Stomping then the 4hole draw bend. Correct if I'm wrong, thanks

Last Edited by Paul Lasicki on Jun 23, 2022 7:46 AM
Soap Music
102 posts
Jun 26, 2022
10:44 AM
Floyd's Hotel? J. Geils Band.
Ain't Nothing But A House Party.
Blow Your FFFFFkin Face Out.
Paul Lasicki
3 posts
Jun 26, 2022
1:49 PM
I've always used tongue blocking but it looks like Adam is using lip puckering for the Beginners Special lessons,
Does it matter which I use?
7073 posts
Jun 29, 2022
11:35 PM
Personally, I don’t think I’d go back to puckering if I was already tongue blocking. AG just plays that way, so he teaches that way.
I’m trying to remember those lessons. I did them all back in the day, but the day is getting to be a good while ago.
I think it’s about timing and movement and following the changes ie counting the beat. I was already pretty well up on the changes but he teaches some good habits in those lessons about staying in touch with the beat. I don’t think the choice of embouchure is gonna make too much difference, unless you have to revert to pucker for bends.

Last Edited by SuperBee on Jun 29, 2022 11:36 PM
Paul Lasicki
4 posts
Jun 30, 2022
7:30 AM
Thanks, I didn't think it would matter, just wanted to see what someone else thought.
I do like the way he holds the harmonica though, I get a better seal with my small hands.

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