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Let's Form A Band, Daddy

  07/11/11 01:21, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: commentary, family, guitar, harmonica, music, musical musings, paul bourgeois
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois I have no idea what a kid is going to grow up into. As a parent I can only encourage. I can only present my child with opportunities to learn. I can only be an example through my own activities, and if my child is… more »

The Front Man (The King and The Fool, Part 3 of 3)

  07/04/11 12:00, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: barefootmusicnews, fiction, fool, guitar, harmonica, king, magic, music, musical theory, paul bourgeois, tarot
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois Simon could count to four. He composed these solid rhythmic structures. He held them steady. He studied all the keys, all the modes, all the chords, the triads, flat fives, major sevenths… and he knew what… more »

Jason Isbell

  04/04/11 01:01, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: drive by truckers, guitar, harmonica, jason isbell, paul bourgeois, paul simon, the blue monsters
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois Hey. How do you do it? How do you work? I am sitting here trying to think of something to say. And do you know what? I’m empty. There’s nothing there. Me? I need to have my head filled with stories and… more »
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I Quit Music

  03/14/11 03:06, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: guitar, harmonica, key signatures, music theory, musician, oscar peterson, paul bourgeoisr
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois I’m not talking about the eight year old who says, “I don’t want to do scales and arpeggios anymore, Dad. I don’t get them.” And Dad shrugs, because he doesn’t get them either and… more »

Take Control Over Your Own Sound and... er... Sorry About Being Late

  02/28/11 03:01, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: amplifier, harmonica, paul bourgeois, pedal, sound equipment, the blue monsters
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois My Monday Morning Musings may be essential to BareFoot MusicNews, and I humbly present this one, though, sadly, a bit late. So, in the tradition of Celtic folk music, I write this letter to explain.  (This story… more »
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Harmonica and Everything Else Made Easier

  01/10/11 00:04, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: guitar, harmonica, key signatures, music theory, musician, oscar peterson, paul bourgeois, piano, player, trumpet, writer
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois I’ve written a few articles on the importance of theory since I have come to BareFoot MusicNews, some really tongue-in-cheek, and I have learned a lot.  And I hope I have improved as a player through the… more »

Harmonica Made Easy... Yeah, Right...

  11/29/10 00:42, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: dan grigor, dorian, harmonica, ionian, jam, keys, mixolydian, modes, paul bourgeois
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois Ladies and Gentlemen, I am massively confused when it comes to theory. I hate theory. I once went to a jam and sat down with another harp player. I’d brought all my different harps to show off. He gawked… more »
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