Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
John Sebastian has been entertaining large audiences since the 1960s when he was the leader of the legendary Lovin' Spoonful. He still performs publicly when not providing his talents to a wide variety of movie and television projects. Students who prefer a more casual approach to learning are likely to enjoy Sebastian's "jam-along" teaching style. He starts out by showing viewers how to hold the harmonica properly before demonstrating how to create some of the sounds professional players regularly employ. Sebastian demonstrates note-bending, vibrato, "wah-wah" sounds, tonguing, and rhythm playing. He also explains the "straight" scale and the "cross-harp" blues scale.
blues-music, harmonica, music-lessons, musical-instrument, techniques