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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 »

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 »

Theory! We Don't Need No Stinking Theory!

  06/21/10 01:59, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: arpeggios, harmonica, keys, meditation, modes, music theory, rhythm, scales, zen
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois This is actually Part II of Are Harmonica Players Real Musicians? but the above title is so much cooler.  Every time Eric and I write a new song I am just bowled over by a “We did that!” feeling. The universe is an… more »
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Is the Harmonica Player Really a Musician? - Part 1

  06/14/10 00:27, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: bar fight, blues, harmonica, jazz, keys, music theory, musician, rhythm, schecter diamond series, the blue monsters
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois Dan Grigor said he loved these articles because they were “a wonderful look into the mind of the working musician.” I don’t know about that, but it warms my wretched heart. I’m a singer and a harmonica… more »
 

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