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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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The Pentatonic Scale – A Pent Up Tonic for your Soul - Part 1

  04/01/10 01:17, by , Categories: Don't Suck at The Blues, Beginner , Tags: 7th, b7, blues, bobby mcferrin, chord, dan grigor, flat, major, minor, patterns, pentatonic scale, scale, scales, snake
I wanted to explain how the pentatonic scale is an innate aspect of our beings. I wrote and rewrote 500 words. OK, who are we kidding? It was more like 800 words or so about this scale and how it has become a part of us. Then I found this… more »

Don't Suck at The Blues - Snake Scales Part 1

  02/07/10 03:30, by , Categories: Don't Suck at The Blues, Intermediate , Tags: barefootmusicnews, blues, dan grigor, guitar, latz, noble, pentatonic, scale, scales, suck, tallan
One of the big differences between a good blues player and a blues player that sucks is the sound of the scales. There is a distinct pattern to the style of fair-to-middlin’ players. It is a natural sound, reflecting the fact that they are still playing… more »
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