Index to Adam Gussow's YouTube Videos

Dirty-South Blues Harp Channel



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This page provides an index to the blues harmonica lessons from Adam Gussow's dirty-South Blues Harp channel on YouTube. This is a work in progress, but I hope it will be useful resource for those who wish to enjoy all the great blues harmonica information that Adam has provided for free on YouTube.

Adam's web site has even more information and lessons available, so check it out: www.modernbluesharmonica.com

For consistency, the titles for videos 1-23 on this page are the same as those used in Dewey De Loe's detailed notes on Adam's first 100 YouTube lessons. Dewey's notes are very useful, and only $1 from Adam's web store. Recommended!

[ My comments are italicized and enclosed in square brackets, like this comment, and end like this: --vr ]. All other comments are by Adam Gussow.

I've implemented a tags feature to help find other videos that cover the same topic. The Tag List can be found on this page below the Video List and Video Details. I'm still in the process of adding appropriate tags to the videos.

I've tried to convert all of the web sites mentioned by Adam into clickable links, and I've also created links for various songs, books, albums, etc. that are mentioned in the comments. Some of these are amazon.com affiliate links, and if you buy any items after following those links, I will get a small percentage of your normal purchase price. Thanks!

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2007/FEB/22 000 Plans For This Series of Videos (Mister Satan's Apprentice)
----/---/-- 001 Various Including Microphones and Amping (Amps, Microphones, Missing Video)
2007/FEB/23 002 Strong Clear Single Notes, Two Hole Draw Diagnostics (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes)
2007/FEB/23 003 One Hole Draw and Good Vibrato (1 Hole Draw, 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes, Vibrato)
2007/FEB/23 004 Vibrato on Four Hole Draw (1 Hole Draw, 4 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Vibrato)
2007/FEB/23 005 Subtleties of Tone, Unlucky in Love (Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Tone)
2007/FEB/24 006 Combine Single Notes with Chord Rhythms, Syncopation (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Lip Pursing, Rhythm, Syncopation, Tongue Blocking)
2007/FEB/24 007 Syncopated Chord Rhythms (Paul Butterfield, Syncopation)
2007/FEB/25 008 Machine Language of Blues, Sonny Terry Rhythm (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Police, Sonny Terry)
2007/FEB/25 009 Heavily Syncopated, Call and Response (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Call/Response, Syncopation)
2007/FEB/25 010 Four Hole Variant (Bb-Harp, Blue Third)
2007/FEB/27 011 Thunky Fing (D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/FEB/28 012 Thunky Fing Continued (A-Harp, D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/FEB/28 013 Thunky Fing Part Three (D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/MAR/01 014 Blues Scale, Tips, Inspiration (A-Harp, Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Blues Scale)
2007/MAR/01 015 Subtleties of Blues Scale (Bb-Harp, Blues Scale)
2007/MAR/02 016 Adjust Reeds (Bb-Harp, Reed Adjustment)
2007/MAR/02 017 Overblows, Tenor Madness (Overblows, Sonny Rollins)
2007/MAR/03 018 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 1 (12-Bar Blues)
2007/MAR/04 019 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 2 (12-Bar Blues)
2007/MAR/04 020 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 3 (12-Bar Blues)
2007/MAR/08 021 Mother Mojo Part 1 (A-Harp, Reed Adjustment)
2007/MAR/08 022 Mother Mojo Part 2 (A-Harp)
2007/MAR/09 023 Mother Mojo Part 3 (None)
----/---/-- 024 How to Play Slow Blues: North Mississippi Front-Porch Blues Harp Lesson (Missing Video, Vibrato)
2007/MAR/14 025 How to Get Good 1 (None)
2007/MAR/15 026 How to Get Good 2 (James Cotton)
2007/MAR/16 027 How to Get Good 3 (None)
2007/MAR/15 028 "C. C. Rider" 1 (None)
2007/MAR/17 029 "C. C. Rider" 2 (None)
2007/MAR/20 030 The Upper Octave 1 (Upper Octave)
2007/MAR/21 031 The Upper Octave 2 (Upper Octave)
2007/MAR/22 032 The Upper Octave 3 (Upper Octave)
2007/MAR/23 033 "Watermelon Man" 1 (Bb-Harp)
2007/MAR/24 034 "Watermelon Man" 2 (None)
2007/MAR/25 035 "Watermelon Man" 3 (None)
2007/MAR/26 036 "Watermelon Man" 4 (None)
2007/APR/01 037 Blues Harp From the Crossroads (None)
2007/APR/03 038 Harp Websites (Sonny Rollins)
2007/APR/03 039 Improvisation 1 (Eb-Harp, Improvisation)
2007/APR/04 040 Improvisation 2 (Improvisation)
2007/APR/05 041 The Joyous Disciples of the Blues Harmonica (Improvisation)
2007/APR/05 042 The Joyous Disciples of the Blues Harmonica (4 Hole Draw)
2007/APR/08 043 How to hold the harp 1 (None)
2007/APR/11 044 How to hold the harp 2 (None)
2007/APR/13 045 Warbles (None)
2007/APR/16 046 Warbles 2 (12-Bar Blues)
2007/APR/23 047 Train Grooves 1 (A-Harp)
2007/APR/25 048 Train Grooves 2 (A-Harp)
2007/APR/30 049 Glissandos! (Glissandos)
2007/MAY/03 050 Advisory (Advisory)
2007/MAY/08 051 Copy & Comp 1 (None)
2007/MAY/09 052 Copy & Comp 2 (None)
2007/MAY/13 053 Copy & Comp 3 (None)
2007/MAY/18 054 Copy & Comp 4 (None)
2007/MAY/19 055 Advisory (Advisory)
2007/MAY/22 056 Copy & comp 5 (None)
2007/MAY/26 057 Tongue-blocking 1 (Tongue Blocking)
2007/MAY/28 058 Tongue-blocking 2 (Tongue Blocking)
2007/MAY/28 059 Advisory/Lesson (Advisory)
2007/MAY/31 060 Journeyman's Road 5/31/07 - NYC woodshed #1 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/MAY/31 061 Journeyman's Road 5/31/07 - NYC woodshed #2 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/05 062 Journeyman's Road 6/1/07 - S&A in NYC #1 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/06 063 Journeyman's Road 6/1/07 - S&A in NYC #2 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/08 064 Journeyman's Road 6/8/07 - Charlie Hilbert! (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/10 065 Journeyman's Road 6/9/07 - Portsmouth NH #1 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/12 066 Journeyman's Road 6/9/07 - Portsmouth NH #2 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/18 067 Journeyman's Road 6/17/07 - Tampa #1 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/19 068 Journeyman's Road 6/17/07 - Tampa #2 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/21 069 Satan and Adam 6/18/07 - Ocala, Fla. (None)
2007/JUL/04 070 Journeyman's Road - 4th of July 2007 (D-Harp, Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUL/06 071 First Position 1 (A-Harp, C-Harp)
2007/JUL/13 072 First Position 2 (A-Harp)
2007/JUL/17 073 First Position 3 (James Cotton)
2007/JUL/22 074 First Position 4 (None)
2007/JUL/26 075 Third Position 1 (A-Harp, C-Harp)
2007/JUL/30 076 Third Position 2 (A-Harp, C-Harp, E-Harp)
2007/AUG/01 077 Whammer Jammer 1 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/02 078 Whammer Jammer 2 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/02 079 Whammer Jammer 3 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/06 080 Whammer Jammer 4 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/06 081 Whammer Jammer 5 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/24 082 SPAH 07 (None)
2007/AUG/24 083 More SPAH (None)
2007/AUG/28 084 Even more SPAH (None)
----/---/-- 085 Amps gone wild (Missing Video)
2007/SEP/17 Advisory 9/17/07 (Advisory)
2007/SEP/17 086 Riffing the changes 1 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)
2007/SEP/20 087 Riffing the changes 2 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)
2007/SEP/23 088 Riffing the changes 3 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)
2007/SEP/26 Orientation for new subscribers (None)
2007/SEP/28 089 Syncopation 1 (C-Harp, Syncopation)
2007/OCT/08 090 Blue Third 1 (Blue Third, C-Harp)
2007/OCT/12 091 Blue Third 2 (A-Harp, Blue Third, C-Harp)
2007/OCT/19 DVD advisory (10/19/07) (Advisory)
2007/OCT/19 092 10 Principles of Blues Harmonica Improvisation (C-Harp, Improvisation)
2007/OCT/21 093 10 principles cont'd (C-Harp, Improvisation)
2007/OCT/22 094 Records 1 (B-Harp)
2007/OCT/26 095 Records 2 (A-Harp, Eb-Harp, Sonny Terry)
2007/OCT/29 096 Records 3 (Eb-Harp)
2007/NOV/01 097 Records 4 (A-Harp, E-Harp, James Cotton)
2007/NOV/04 098 Records 5 (Paul Butterfield)
2007/NOV/09 099 Records 6 (Eb-Harp, Paul Butterfield)
2007/NOV/13 100 Happy Birthday Blues Harmonica Secrets Revealed! (None)
2007/NOV/13 100a Happy Birthday! Cont. (C-Harp)
2007/NOV/25 101 Records 7 (Paul Butterfield)
2007/DEC/01 102 Records 8 (Paul Butterfield)
2007/DEC/07 103 sing/play 1 (C-Harp)
2007/DEC/12 104 sing/play 2 (None)
2007/DEC/12 105 Records 9 (None)
2007/DEC/18 106 Records 10 (None)
2007/DEC/24 107 Records 11 (None)
2007/DEC/27 108 Records 12 (Sonny Terry)
2007/DEC/31 109 Records 13 (None)
2008/JAN/04 110 Records 14 (None)
2008/JAN/18 111 Harlem riff 1 (A-Harp)
2008/JAN/20 112 Harlem riff 2 (A-Harp)
2008/JAN/25 113 Iron Harp Challenge 1 (Sonny Terry)
2008/JAN/30 114 Shrimp&Cat (None)
2008/FEB/03 115 Iron Harmonica Challenge 2 (None)
2008/FEB/08 116 Iron Harp Challenge 3 - NW Harmonica Showcase (None)
2008/FEB/16 117 New Sugar Blue 1 (Sugar Blue)
2008/FEB/20 118 New Sugar Blue 2 (D-Harp, Sugar Blue)
2008/MAR/14 119 Billy Gibson (None)
2008/MAR/24 120 Gindick/Missisippi Delta I (None)
2008/MAR/27 121 36 blow octave #1 (None)
2008/MAR/31 122 36 blow octave #2 (None)
2008/APR/04 123 Jam tracks 1 (None)
2008/APR/05 124 Jam tracks 2 (None)
2008/APR/07 125 Jam Tracks 3 (None)
2008/APR/10 126 Jam tracks 4 (None)
2008/APR/14 127 Jam tracks 5 (None)
2008/APR/19 128 Jam tracks 6 (None)
2008/APR/27 129 Deak Harp (None)
2008/MAY/02 130 boogie blues lick (None)
2008/MAY/06 131 Ray Charles I (None)
2008/MAY/11 132 Ray Charles 2 (None)
2008/MAY/24 133 Ray Charles 3 (None)
2008/MAY/30 134 Hallelujah Ray (None)
2008/JUN/05 135 I Feel Good 1 (G-Harp)
2008/JUN/08 136 I Feel Good 2 (G-Harp)
2008/JUN/20 137 Beale Street Blues Story (None)
2008/JUN/22 138 Walking Through the Park 1 (None)
2008/JUN/28 139 Walking Through the Park 2 (None)
2008/JUL/16 140 Playing Fast 1 (None)
2008/JUL/17 141 Playing Fast 2 (None)
2008/JUL/23 142 Playing Fast 3 (None)
2008/AUG/01 143 Playing Fast 4: Playing Fast While Performing (None)
2008/AUG/13 144 Odds and Ends 1 (Amps, E-Harp, Microphones)
2008/AUG/16 145 Odds and Ends 2 (E-Harp, Overblows)
2008/AUG/20 146 Call/Response 1 (None)
2008/AUG/25 147 Call/Response 2 (None)
2008/AUG/29 148 Amping the Harp (Amps, Microphones)
2008/SEP/04 149 How to play "Spokey Dokey" (None)
2008/SEP/09 150 How to play "Spokey Dokey" 2 (None)
2008/OCT/05 151 "Juke" lecture 1 (None)
2008/OCT/11 152 Sonny Terry (Sonny Terry)
2008/OCT/11 153 Sonny Terry (cont'd) (Sonny Terry)
2008/OCT/23 154 new jam tracks 1 (None)
2008/OCT/25 155 New Jam Tracks 2 (None)
2008/NOV/03 156 Harpgear 2 amp test (Amps)
2008/NOV/05 157 Mississipppi Cotton Blues (None)
2008/NOV/15 158 Mississippi Cotton Blues #2 (F-Harp)
2008/NOV/20 159 Soprano Harp, first position (Overblows)
2008/DEC/02 160 New Album, New Harps (None)
2008/DEC/03 161 Klingenthal album 1 (None)
2008/DEC/05 162 Klingenthal album 3 (None)
2008/DEC/11 163 Nat Riddles 1 (None)
2008/DEC/13 164 Nat Riddles 2 (None)
2008/DEC/30 165 Introduction to blues harmonica (None)
2008/DEC/30 166 Introduction to Blues Harmonica, cont'd (None)
2009/JAN/29 167 Sanctified Blues 1 (None)
2009/JAN/31 168 Sanctified Blues 2 (A-Harp, Blue Third)
2009/FEB/03 169 Sanctified Blues 3 (None)
2009/FEB/14 170 "St. Louis Blues" on harmonica (A-Harp)
2009/FEB/18 171 Mitch Kashmar's "Dirty Deal" (A-Harp)
2009/FEB/20 172 Rev. Dan Smith, "Cotton Needs Picking" (Eb-Harp)
----/---/-- 173 second anniversary special (Missing Video)
2009/MAR/04 174 Kim Wilson, "Down at Antone's" (None)
2009/MAR/13 175 Kim Wilson, "Down at Antone's" 2 (None)
2009/MAR/20 176 Mississippi Mojo (A-Harp)
2009/APR/03 177 Slow Harmonica Blues on Mississippi back porch (None)
----/---/-- 178 Primal Blues Harp (Missing Video)
2009/MAY/02 179 Harp Talk 1 (None)
2009/MAY/03 180 Harp Talk 2 (None)
2009/MAY/16 181 Copy & Comp NEW 1 (None)
2009/MAY/27 182 Crossroads Blues for harmonica (None)
2009/MAY/29 183 Crossroads Blues for harmonica how-to (D-Harp)
2009/JUN/22 184 How to play "Digging My Potato" 1 (None)
2009/JUN/24 185 How to play "Digging My Potato" 2 (None)
2009/JUL/03 186 Brendan Power and P.T. Gazell (None)
2009/JUL/15 187 Paul Harrington, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (None)
2009/JUL/31 188 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 1 (None)
2009/AUG/01 189 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 2 (None)
2009/AUG/04 190 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 3 (Blue Third, Improvisation, Vibrato)
2009/AUG/09 191 "Groovy People" 4 + important advisory! (Advisory)
2009/OCT/03 192 Jason and Adam: The Last Lesson? (None)
2009/OCT/03 193 Jason and Adam: The VERY Last Lesson? (None)
2010/OCT/13 AG.1 The heart of blues harmonica (None)
2009/OCT/25 AG.2 How to play harmonica: high octaves (None)
2009/NOV/07 AG.3 Blues Harp in the Studio / Will Tucker (None)
2009/NOV/21 AG.4 Mister Satan's Apprentice 1 (Mister Satan's Apprentice)
2009/NOV/26 AG.5 Mister Satan's Apprentice 2 (Mister Satan's Apprentice)
2009/NOV/26 AG.6 Mister Satan's Apprentice 3 (Mister Satan's Apprentice)
2009/DEC/10 AG.7 Blues Harmonica Woodshed: custom harmonicas (None)
2009/DEC/12 AG.8 Blues Harmonica Woodshed: blue third & variations (Blue Third)
2010/JAN/26 AG.9 Big River Harmonica (None)
2010/FEB/18 AG.10 Sunshine of Your Love for harmonica 1 (None)
----/---/-- AG.11 Sunshine of Your Love for harmonica 2 (C-Harp, Missing Video)
2010/MAR/04 AG.12 wah wahs (Fanning, Tremolo, WahWah)
2010/MAR/06 AG.13 Mississippi woodshed session (None)
2010/MAR/29 AG.14 beginning harmony (Harmony)
2010/MAR/30 AG.15 beginning harmony 2 (Harmony)
2010/MAY/12 AG.16 The Busking Life 1 (Busking)
2010/JUL/14 AG.17 Heavy Harp (Advisory, Bb-Harp)
2010/AUG/16 AG.18 Jeff Newsom (None)
----/---/-- AG.19 [Does not exist? --vr ] (Missing Video)
2010/AUG/31 AG.20 Kick and Stomp 1 (None)
2010/AUG/31 AG.21 Kick and Stomp 2 (Bb-Harp)
2010/SEP/07 AG.22 The New Delta Jukes 1 - first rehearsal (None)
2010/SEP/07 AG.23 The New Delta Jukes 2 - first rehearsal (None)
2010/OCT/13 AG.24 one-chord blues (None)
2010/NOV/06 AG.25 lip pursing vs. tongue blocking 1 (Lip Pursing, Tongue Blocking)
2010/NOV/05 AG.26 lip pursing vs. tongue blocking 2 (Lip Pursing, Tongue Blocking)
2010/DEC/01 AG.27 side-to-side riffs on harmonica (None)
2011/JAN/09 Instant Naked Raw Brutal Blues Harmonica - your first lesson (4 Hole Draw, Bending, C-Harp, Single Notes, Warbles)
2011/MAY/29 How to Comp (None)
2011/JUN/13 Harmonica Madness 1: summer woodshed, playing hard with precision (None)
2011/JUN/14 Harmonica Madness 2: Clarke, Norcia, Guyger, stagecraft, and the Bucks County blues (None)
2011/JUN/15 Harmonica Madness 3: grooving with Buckwheat Zydeco (None)
2011/JUN/16 Harmonica Madness 4: grooving with Buckwheat Zydeco (continued) (None)
2011/JUN/17 Harmonica Madness 5: grooving with Chris Botti (None)
2011/JUN/20 Harmonica Madness 6: grooving with Chris Botti (continued) (None)
2011/OCT/21 YouTube Blues Harp Summit - the Gussow/Shellist Event (None)
2011/OCT/31 Modern Blues Harmonica - Carey Bell (A-Harp)
2011/NOV/22 Modern Blues Harmonica: overblows! (Overblows)
2011/NOV/25 Modern Blues Harmonica: Busking 1 (Busking)
2011/DEC/01 Modern Blues Harmonica: Sanford and Son Theme and fox chase rhythms (None)
2011/DEC/03 John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, harmonica legend: a lecture/demonstration (None)
2011/DEC/11 Modern Blues Harmonica: Southbound 1 (None)
2011/DEC/16 Modern Blues Harmonica: Southbound 2 (Bb-Harp)
2012/FEB/18 playing the blues on chromatic harmonica (Chromatic Harp)
2012/AUG/25 The Machine Language of Blues Improvisation 1 (Chromatic Harp, Improvisation)


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2007/FEB/22

000 Plans For This Series of Videos
Adam Gussow of the Harlem blues duo "Satan and Adam" inaugurates a series of video lessons in which he shares the secrets of his instrument.
[Note: Adam's book Mister Satan's Apprentice, which he mentions in this video, is now back in print. He also has several videos previewing the book: AG.4, AG.5, AG.6. --vr ]
Tags: Mister Satan's Apprentice

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001 Various Including Microphones and Amping
[ This video is no longer available on YouTube. --vr]
Satan and Adam harpist on various topics, including microphones and amping.
Tags: Amps, Microphones, Missing Video

2007/FEB/23

002 Strong Clear Single Notes, Two Hole Draw Diagnostics
How to play strong, clear single notes. Two Hole Draw diagnostics.
Tags: 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes

2007/FEB/23

003 One Hole Draw and Good Vibrato
Clear, strong single notes (cont'd). 1 Hole Draw. The secrets of good vibrato.
Tags: 1 Hole Draw, 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes, Vibrato

2007/FEB/23

004 Vibrato on Four Hole Draw
More helpful hints, including vibrato on 4 hole draw.
Tags: 1 Hole Draw, 4 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Vibrato

2007/FEB/23

005 Subtleties of Tone, Unlucky in Love
Adam plays "Unlucky in Love" and discusses the subtleties of tone on holes 1, 2, and 3. Discussion of "Blue Third".
Tags: Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Tone

2007/FEB/24

006 Combine Single Notes with Chord Rhythms, Syncopation
Combining 2 hole draw with chord rhythms, using lip-pursing and tongue blocking techniques. Adding syncopation.
Tags: 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Lip Pursing, Rhythm, Syncopation, Tongue Blocking

2007/FEB/24

007 Syncopated Chord Rhythms
Adam offers an old-school front-seat-of-the-car-on-a-rainy-day blues harp lesson. Syncopated chord rhythms. Stories about crossing paths with Paul Butterfield in NYC.
Tags: Paul Butterfield, Syncopation

2007/FEB/25

008 Machine Language of Blues, Sonny Terry Rhythm
At a deserted crossroads in Mississippi, next to a cottonfield, Adam discusses the "machine language" of the blues harmonica and deconstructs a rhythm by Sonny Terry.
Tags: 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Police, Sonny Terry

2007/FEB/25

009 Heavily Syncopated, Call and Response
Using phantom chords as beat-keeping tools on the 2 hole draw. Heavily syncopated harp breakdown on 1, 2, and 3 holes. Call and response within chord patterns.
Tags: 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Call/Response, Syncopation

2007/FEB/25

010 Four Hole Variant
Mr. Satan's harp-boy plays a B-flat blues (with several extra beats thrown in--an idiosyncrasy of Mississippi blues musicians) and demonstrates the 4- hole-added variant on the "blue third."
Tags: Bb-Harp, Blue Third

2007/FEB/27

011 Thunky Fing
After a couple of free-form warmups (D harp, 2nd position), Gussow plays "Thunky Fing," a funky third position blues off of Satan and Adam's MOTHER MOJO album, then slows and dissects it for the lessons it contains.
Tags: D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album)

2007/FEB/28

012 Thunky Fing Continued
"Thunky Fing," [from Mother Mojo --vr ] continued. The importance of the outbreath for timing and phrasing.
Tags: A-Harp, D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album)

2007/FEB/28

013 Thunky Fing Part Three
"Thunky Fing," [from Mother Mojo --vr ] part 3. D-harp, 3rd position, with an overblow and glissandos.
Tags: D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album)

2007/MAR/01

014 Blues Scale, Tips, Inspiration
Adam explains the blues scale and offers practice tips and inspiration to the harp player in search of self-transformation.
Tags: A-Harp, Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Blues Scale

2007/MAR/01

015 Subtleties of Blues Scale
Satan and Adam harpist continuing his lesson on the subtleties and challenges of the blues scale, working by analogy with muscling a fast, tautly-sprung sportscar around a curve: "Blues [harmonica] is manual steering."
Tags: Bb-Harp, Blues Scale

2007/MAR/02

016 Adjust Reeds
After a little "free blowing" warm-up, Gussow (of Satan and Adam) puts his harmonica under the spotlights and explains how to adjust and tune reeds for better playing.
Tags: Bb-Harp, Reed Adjustment

2007/MAR/02

017 Overblows, Tenor Madness
Overblows! A quick-hit lesson on what they are, how to play them, and how to set up your harp to make them easier to play. Brief demo of overblow licks and Sony Rollins's "Tenor Madness."
Tags: Overblows, Sonny Rollins

2007/MAR/03

018 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 1
The first installment of a three-part lesson in how to count and play your way through 12-bar blues changes. Required: a copy of "Harp Attack!" a 1990 Alligator Records release.
Tags: 12-Bar Blues

2007/MAR/04

019 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 2
Part II of "Counting Your Way Through 12-bar Blues Changes"; examples: "Sweet Home Chicago" and Harp Attack.
Tags: 12-Bar Blues

2007/MAR/04

020 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 3
Part III of "Counting Your Way Through 12-bar Blues Changes." Examples from Harp Attack.
Tags: 12-Bar Blues

2007/MAR/08

021 Mother Mojo Part 1
Discussion of of beginning of "Mother Mojo," with side notes on how to adjust the reeds for faster response.
Tags: A-Harp, Reed Adjustment

2007/MAR/08

022 Mother Mojo Part 2
Using the "Mother Mojo" riff as a starting point, Gussow sketches his approach towards amplifying the harmonica. Big amp or small amps? Solid state or tube? What's the best way of miking a small harp amp in a big club--and will the soundman bite off your head if you suggest it?
Tags: A-Harp

2007/MAR/09

023 Mother Mojo Part 3
Finishing up a three-part lesson on "Mother Mojo," Gussow touches on a number of subjects: finding the "space" for your harp within a song, letting your body help you attack the upbeat; throwing repatead riffs across the beat in unexpected ways; tongueblocked chords/octaves in the upper register; the Magic Dick note (10 blow bend)
Tags: None

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024 How to Play Slow Blues: North Mississippi Front-Porch Blues Harp Lesson
[ This video is no longer available on YouTube. --vr]
Satan and Adam harpist Gussow discusses the importance of slowing waaaay down,counting time with your foot, leaving space for the outbreath, working your vibrato, and making every note count.
Tags: Missing Video, Vibrato

2007/MAR/14

025 How to Get Good 1
Mister Satan's apprentice begins a three-part series of nocturnal conversations about How To Get Good on the devil's instrument. (For beginners and others.) From the crossroads at Rt 314 and CR 105 in Oxford, Mississippi.
Tags: None

2007/MAR/15

026 How to Get Good 2
Another late night Mississippi conversation about the journey to be taken by any blues harmonica pilgrim in search of self-improvement: obsessional practice in the woodshed; which harp keys to start out with and which to add as you go; who to listen to and what to strive for. Brief examples from "Creeper Creeps Again" [from 100% Cotton --vr ] and "Key to the Highway."
Tags: James Cotton

2007/MAR/16

027 How to Get Good 3
More late-night, front-seat Mississippi conversation, oriented towards early- and midjourney bluesmen: the pros and cons of jam sessions; using iTunes to master new repertoire; why you need a guitar-man (or guitar-woman); daring to say "The hell with Little Walter!" when new performance contexts demand it. Bonus track: Jimmy Smith's "Chicken Shack," using overblows.
Tags: None

2007/MAR/15

028 "C. C. Rider" 1
Adam Gussow demos and dissects the Satan and Adam update of Ma Rainey's classic blues, from S&A's HARLEM BLUES (1991). For intermediate and advanced players.
Tags: None

2007/MAR/17

029 "C. C. Rider" 2
Part II of a two-part analysis of a song from Satan and Adam's 1991 album HARLEM BLUES. Gussow plays the head, slows and dissects the second chorus, discusses the proximity effect, and notes the importance of "cough" articulations. Power harp for the new millennium.
Tags: None

2007/MAR/20

030 The Upper Octave 1
Adding holes 7-10 to your melodic repertoire. Basic boogie-woogie blues patterns on the upper octave.
Tags: Upper Octave

2007/MAR/21

031 The Upper Octave 2
Taking boogie-woogie high-note playing through the IV and V chords. For beginners and intermediate players. (Nothing fancy here.)
Tags: Upper Octave

2007/MAR/22

032 The Upper Octave 3
Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam demos and dissects two fast, tricky licks--an upper-octave run using a 6 overblow and a top-to-bottom run using lots of blue notes. For intermediate and advanced players.
Tags: Upper Octave

2007/MAR/23

033 "Watermelon Man" 1
Satan and Adam harpist offers the first installment of a four-part lesson on Herbie Hancock's bluesy jazz instrumental [from Takin' Off --vr ]. Gussow plays the head, loses the beat, finds it again; takes students through the chord changes of this 16-bar blues.
Tags: Bb-Harp

2007/MAR/24

034 "Watermelon Man" 2
Gussow begins with a long story evoking hot summer days as a street musician in Harlem and the "watermelon man" who cooled things off. He plays the head, amplified and with overblows, then slows and dissects it. The song [from Takin' Off --vr ] is a cha-cha beat. Note: Satan and Adam recorded Hancock's tune on their second CD, MOTHER MOJO.
Tags: None

2007/MAR/25

035 "Watermelon Man" 3
After losing the beat while improvising along with Herbie Hancock's hard-bop classic [from Takin' Off --vr ], Gussow--tragically diminished harp prodigy from blues duo Satan and Adam--offers a lesson on how to steal soloing ideas from other horn players, and how to develop the technique needed to fully realize them. Phrasing, sixteenth notes, and chord tones.
Tags: None

2007/MAR/26

036 "Watermelon Man" 4
Final installment of a four-part series. Harpist Gussow, working with Herbie Hancock's original recording [from Takin' Off --vr ], shows how intensitve listening--in this case, to trumpet and sax--can benefit the blues harmonicist in search of new directions.
Tags: None

2007/APR/01

037 Blues Harp From the Crossroads
Satan and Adam harpist takes a break from the woodshed to offer tips on strengthening your chops, improving your groove, and mastering your axe in different keys. Gussow plays "What'd I Say," "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and a power-harp shuffle. Also: an open invitation to the first Satan and Adam gig in NYC in nine years: Friday June 1, 2007 at Terra Blues (149 Bleecker St. in the Village), 7 PM.
Tags: None

2007/APR/03

038 Harp Websites
Satan and Adam harpist Gussow talks about his own youthful journey into the blues, surveys three excellent blues harmonica websites, and talks about the purpose of this channel. Bonus: Gussow plays the head of "Morning Song," an unrecorded original in the spirit of Sonny Rollins's "St. Thomas." [from Saxophone Colossus --vr ] UPDATE: in response to overwhelming popular demand, I have created my own harp website, MODERN BLUES HARMONICA (www.modernbluesharmonica.com)
Tags: Sonny Rollins

2007/APR/03

039 Improvisation 1
And now for something completely different: core principles for the developing blues harpist drawn from Jungian depth psychology and New Age soul ministry. Gussow explores the first of three archetypes--warrior, lover, painter--that govern soulful improvisation.
Tags: Eb-Harp, Improvisation

2007/APR/04

040 Improvisation 2
The concluding installment of a two-part lesson on the archetypal foundations of deep blues harmonica by Satan & Adam harpist Adam Gussow. Not just a warrior, you're also a lover and a painter.
Tags: Improvisation

2007/APR/05

041 The Joyous Disciples of the Blues Harmonica
Harpist Gussow, reverting to stree-performer form, discusses the fourth--and crucial--archetype that informs blues harmonica improvisation. He also invites you to participate in his new Mississippi-based church, and solicits modest donations for the food pantry. BONUS TRACK: "I Got a Woman," amped-up Satan and Adam style, from the LIVING ON THE RIVER album. UPDATE: the church, brothers and sisters, has been plowed under to make way for a juke joint, with harp lessons in the back room: www.modernbluesharmonica.com
Tags: Improvisation

2007/APR/05

042 The Joyous Disciples of the Blues Harmonica
Still in busker-hat, Gussow, as anarchist-trickster, blows some harp and suggests half a dozen ways of approaching the 4 hole draw.
Tags: 4 Hole Draw

2007/APR/08

043 How to hold the harp 1
How to hold the harp. Gussow demos and discusses the "reference standard" grip. Also: a new harmonica instructional website in development. (www.modernbluesharmonica.com)
Tags: None

2007/APR/11

044 How to hold the harp 2
Part II of a two-part lesson on how to hold the harp. Gussow sings and plays a Muddy Waters tune to open, then demos and discusses his harp-grip--not the "reference standard" grip, but one with certain advantages.
Tags: None

2007/APR/13

045 Warbles
More than you wanted to know about WARBLES, a key technique for blues harmonica players. Gussow demos the warbled break from "I Want You" (off Satan and Adam's HARLEM BLUES album), then expands on the theme.
Tags: None

2007/APR/16

046 Warbles 2
Moving outward from the basic 45 draw warble, Gussow (Satan and Adam harpist) demos six other useful warbles and talks about how to work them into your playing as you move through the 12-bar blues changes.
Tags: 12-Bar Blues

2007/APR/23

047 Train Grooves 1
First part of a two-part lesson on train rhythms. After talking about some remarkable donations to his "church" of blues harmonica, Gussow (of Satan and Adam) demos and dissects the "nuck-a tuck-a" rhythm that is the foundation of harmonica train songs. Key of A harp. Live in the car from Oxford, Mississippi.
Tags: A-Harp

2007/APR/25

048 Train Grooves 2
Part 2 of a lesson on train rhythms by Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. Warning: Gussow goes off on an extended riff about Ralph Ellison's INVISIBLE MAN towards the end of this one, and mentions pot-smoking--in a condemnatory way, of course.
Tags: A-Harp

2007/APR/30

049 Glissandos!
Everything you've always wanted to know about glissandos. Gussow (from the duo Satan and Adam) works from the bottom of the harp to the top, offering one or two cool glissed licks for each hole.
Tags: Glissandos

2007/MAY/03

050 Advisory
Note to my subscribers and others who stumble across this self-indulgent blow-fest + shameless commercial pitch: I have mixed feelings about allowing this video to remain public. I took it out of circulation over the weekend. But I've decided to keep it up for thetime being, as an object lesson in what happens when the trickster-energies run riot. Let this be a warning to bluesmen-in-training. Be cool, baby. Be cool.
Tags: Advisory

2007/MAY/08

051 Copy & Comp 1
The first of a multi-part series in which Adam Gussow (of Satan and Adam) shows you how to rip keys, grooves, and melodic ideas off of CDs.
Tags: None

2007/MAY/09

052 Copy & Comp 2
Second in a series. A pro shows you--with mixed success!--how to sit down with a CD and steal licks, figure out what key the song is in, and feel your way into its inner harmonic logic.
Tags: None

2007/MAY/13

053 Copy & Comp 3
Third in a mini-series by Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. AG cycles through several harp-based tracks on a recent Seattle blues album and shows you how to steal licks and hear what's actually going on in the music.
Tags: None

2007/MAY/18

054 Copy & Comp 4
Part 4 in a mini-series, teaching harp players how to listen to a CD track and quickly tease it apart for useful licks, grooves, etc. The CD is available for purchase at www.crossroadsblues.net.
Tags: None

2007/MAY/19

055 Advisory
Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam catches up on housekeeping: news of his forthcoming book, upcoming S&A gigs and other personal appearances, and a "YouTube lessons" compilation mp3 .zip file (now available) and DVD (coming soon)
Tags: Advisory

2007/MAY/22

056 Copy & comp 5
Last in a mini-series, most likely. PLEASE NOTE: You can purchase the CD at www.crossroadsblues.net
Tags: None

2007/MAY/26

057 Tongue-blocking 1
First installment of a two-part tutorial on tongue-blocking technique for the harp player who needs to learn, by Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
Tags: Tongue Blocking

2007/MAY/28

058 Tongue-blocking 2
Second installment of a two-part lesson to kick-start players in the direction of tongue-blocking technique. Satan and Adam harpist demos a range of uses, then brings you up to speed.
Tags: Tongue Blocking

2007/MAY/28

059 Advisory/Lesson
Final tune-up before Gussow takes the show on the road. Quick-hit lesson on how to use the 3 blow like a juke-joint pro.
Tags: Advisory

2007/MAY/31

060 Journeyman's Road 5/31/07 - NYC woodshed #1
The tour begins! Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam shows you how he spends the day before the big gig. A Manhattan travelogue.
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/MAY/31

061 Journeyman's Road 5/31/07 - NYC woodshed #2
Gussow takes you into his midtown Manhattan woodshed for a no-holds-barred blowing session. Gig-prep is hard work.
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/JUN/05

062 Journeyman's Road 6/1/07 - S&A in NYC #1
Satan and Adam at Terra Blues: their first NYC gig in nine years. "Ain't Nobody Gonna Do My Baby Wrong" (an original) and "Watermelon Man." With Dave on drums.
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/JUN/06

063 Journeyman's Road 6/1/07 - S&A in NYC #2
More footage of Satan and Adam at Terra Blues - our first NYC gig in nine years. Adam sings and blows harp on "Take You Downtown" (aka, "Gone to Main Street") and we both go to town on "Mojo."
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/JUN/08

064 Journeyman's Road 6/8/07 - Charlie Hilbert!
More footage of Satan and Adam at Terra Blues - our first NYC gig in nine years. Adam sings and blows harp on "Take You Downtown" (aka, "Gone to Main Street") and we both go to town on "Mojo."
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/JUN/10

065 Journeyman's Road 6/9/07 - Portsmouth NH #1
After being shut down on the streets of Portsmouth NH, harpist Adam Gussow and guitarist Charlie Hilbert play the front room of RiverRun Books--part of a promotional tour for Gussow's just published book, JOURNEYMAN 'S ROAD: MODERN BLUES LIVES FROM FAULKNER'S MISSISSIPPI TO POST-9/11 NEW YORK. The duo plays "Key to the Highway" and "Stormy Monday Blues."
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/JUN/12

066 Journeyman's Road 6/9/07 - Portsmouth NH #2
More Charlie and Adam at RiverRun Books. Two classic Junior Wells tunes, with an explosive solo by Charlie near the end. Enjoy!
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/JUN/18

067 Journeyman's Road 6/17/07 - Tampa #1
Conversation about the past week of the JOURNEYMAN'S ROAD book/music tour, including Charleston, Gulfport, and Jon Gindick's blues harmonica jam camp in Tampa. Plus a clip of Adam Gussow blowing harp on The Meters's "Cissy Strut" with The Venturas, a terrific local jump blues band.
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/JUN/19

068 Journeyman's Road 6/17/07 - Tampa #2
More from Jon Gindick's Blues Harmonica Jam Camp in Tampa. Adam Gussow and young (18) camper from SC trade licks on "Sweet Home Chicago." Then the finale, with 40 campers and coaches on stage, including--at end--Cheryl Arena, Jimi Lee, and Jon Gindick. Mark Wilson directs.
Tags: Journeyman's Road

2007/JUN/21

069 Satan and Adam 6/18/07 - Ocala, Fla.
Bits and pieces of the first set. "Take You Downtown," "Fever," and the harp cadenza from "Watermelon Man." The second and third set were even better; see Harpgear's video of "Thunky Fing." The comeback continues.
Tags: None

2007/JUL/04

070 Journeyman's Road - 4th of July 2007
Blues harpist Adam Gussow brings the JOURNEYMAN 'S ROAD publicity tour to a close, waxes philosophical about things blue and American on this national holiday, and shares a really cool new blues lick. (D harp, cross position.)
Tags: D-Harp, Journeyman's Road

2007/JUL/06

071 First Position 1
First in a series of four lessons on traditional and new approaches to first position blues playing (A harp in the key of A). Gussow explores the lowest octave here.
Tags: A-Harp, C-Harp

2007/JUL/13

072 First Position 2
Second in a four-part series. Gussow demos a boogie-woogie blues that works through the chord changes with the help of a 4 overblow and several full-step bends. You'll need an A harp for this one.
Tags: A-Harp

2007/JUL/17

073 First Position 3
Third in a four-part series on first-position playing. Harpist Adam Gussow (from Satan and Adam) talks about the high notes and tells a story about asking James Cotton for a lesson after a gig one night.
Tags: James Cotton

2007/JUL/22

074 First Position 4
The fourth and final installment. Adam Gussow (of Satan and Adam) blows some first position harp, including a high-note thing inspired by Cincinnati's Steve Tracy. Gussow also plays some of his own arrangement of Scott Joplin's ragtime classic, "The Entertainer." Once again, overblows rule!
Tags: None

2007/JUL/26

075 Third Position 1
First in a series. On a hot and sultry July afternoon in Mississippi, Gussow shows you how to play blues in B on an A harp.
Tags: A-Harp, C-Harp

2007/JUL/30

076 Third Position 2
Second in a series. Here's the quick-and-dirty way to play third position harp: not just by warbling on holes 4-10 draw, but by leveraging the blues licks you ALREADY know, moving them up two holes and making small adjustments. This video is HOT! (Well, Gussow is overheated.)
Tags: A-Harp, C-Harp, E-Harp

2007/AUG/01

077 Whammer Jammer 1
First in a five-part how-to series on the classic blues harp instrumental by Magic Dick and the J. Geils Band. Your guide, Adam Gussow, has been woodshedding the tune for 33 years and is happy to share what he's learned.
Tags: A-Harp

2007/AUG/02

078 Whammer Jammer 2
Second in a series on Magic Dick's magisterial blues harp instrumental throw-down virtuoso showpiece--i.e., this is THE great modern blues harmonica tune, and Gussow will show you how to play it. Sort of. Note: the tab that Gussow mentions is available at http://coast2coastmusic.com
Tags: A-Harp

2007/AUG/02

079 Whammer Jammer 3
Third in a how-to mini-series. Your guide, Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam, breaks down some of Magic Dick's dazzling instrumental runs and runs into unexpected difficulty in the face of MD's genius. Salieri confronts Mozart. Sort of.
Tags: A-Harp

2007/AUG/06

080 Whammer Jammer 4
Fourth of five in a mini-series on Magic Dick's great rock-harp instrumental. Gussow's quest to decode MD's withering flurry of warbles runs into insurmountable technical challenges and crippling melodic indeterminacies.
Tags: A-Harp

2007/AUG/06

081 Whammer Jammer 5
Fifth and last in a mini-series on Magic Dick's rock-harp instrumental, focusing on high notes. Gussow admits defeat, but he also tells a story about a backstage encounter with his hero.
Tags: A-Harp

2007/AUG/24

082 SPAH 07
An enthusiast's recap of several days spent at the annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica in Milwaukee. Players discussed inclued P. T. Gazell, Michael Peloquin, Dennis Gruenling, Jason Ricci, L. D. Miller, Randy Singer, and Joe Filisko. The player I forgot to include (sorry!!) was my friend, the terrific Winslow Yerxa, whose set I missed because I was around the corner trying to score dinner. Please chase down and purchase their recordings!
Tags: None

2007/AUG/24

083 More SPAH
Adam Gussow talks about how one professional deals with the professional challenge posed by the presence of other, better players--and how you, too, can allow yourself to be inspired rather than depressed by the superior talents that surround you. Also: Gussow debuts an unreleased Satan & Adam track from the HARLEM BLUES sessions and shows you the harp part.
Tags: None

2007/AUG/28

084 Even more SPAH
Final thoughts and some spirited playing from Satan and Adam harpist.
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085 Amps gone wild
[ This video is no longer available on YouTube. --vr]
The greatest (or strangest) YouTube blues harmonica video ever uploaded, featuring a vintage 1955 Fender Bassman, Mississippi heat, a crowing rooster, and Gussow talking trash. Don't believe the hype!
Tags: Missing Video

2007/SEP/17

Advisory 9/17/07
News and notes, plus a bonus track: Gussow comments on Yuri, the harmonica/beat-box prodigy, and offers a reprise of his own pioneering work in the field, twenty years ago.
Tags: Advisory

2007/SEP/17

086 Riffing the changes 1
First in a multi-part series on how to blow harp through 12-bar blues changes, moving one particular riff--root, fifth, flat seventh, octave--up a fourth (for the IV chord) and a fifth (for the V chord). Gussow is using a D harp.
Tags: 12-Bar Blues, D-Harp

2007/SEP/20

087 Riffing the changes 2
Second in a series. Harpist Gussow (of Satan and Adam) works his way through the IV chord, using the tonic, fifth, flat seventh, and octave. He's using a D harp.
Tags: 12-Bar Blues, D-Harp

2007/SEP/23

088 Riffing the changes 3
Third in a series on how to use movable chord forms to play your way through 12-bar blues changes. Gussow demos "Rock Me" and discusses the principle of doubling your bandmates' melodic lines.
Tags: 12-Bar Blues, D-Harp

2007/SEP/26

Orientation for new subscribers
Harpist Gussow explains the layout and history of "Adam Gussow's Dirty-South Blues Harp Channel" at YouTube; he also clarifies the purpose of Modernbluesharmonica.com and his filesharing warehouse of instant harp- tutorial downloads at Tradebit.com. http://www.modernbluesharmonica.com/page/page/4464251.htm
Tags: None

2007/SEP/28

089 Syncopation 1
Jungle rhythms, bathtub gin, and white girls gone bad: harpist Adam Gussow evokes the origins of "sinful syncopation," using analogies from stock car racing, and shows you how to "advance the spark" to boost the horsepower on your own harp playing.
Tags: C-Harp, Syncopation

2007/OCT/08

090 Blue Third 1
An intensive analysis of the "blue third," a key note in the blues scale. For harmonica players of all levels.
Tags: Blue Third, C-Harp

2007/OCT/12

091 Blue Third 2
Second in a series on the mysteries of the "blue third," a quarter-tone that lies somewhere between the major and minor third and is a key constituent of the blues scale that all harmonica players must master. With Satan & Adam harpist Adam Gussow.
Tags: A-Harp, Blue Third, C-Harp

2007/OCT/19

DVD advisory (10/19/07)
My DVD, "Blues Harmonica Secrets Revealed! Vol. 1," is now available for shipping to all international addresses.
Tags: Advisory

2007/OCT/19

092 10 Principles of Blues Harmonica Improvisation
Ten key principles for blues harmonica improvisation, offered by harpist Adam Gussow. The first 8 are discussed here; the final 2 will be discussed in a short second video.
Tags: C-Harp, Improvisation

2007/OCT/21

093 10 principles cont'd
The concluding two core principles for blues harmonica improvisation.
Tags: C-Harp, Improvisation

2007/OCT/22

094 Records 1
First in an extended series of conversations about the blues, jazz, and soul LPs that helped one harmonica player on his creative journey. Referenced in this video: Johnny Young, "Tighten Up On It," with Big Walter Horton on harp, THE GREAT BLUESMEN (Vanguard VSD-25/26)
Tags: B-Harp

2007/OCT/26

095 Records 2
Second in an extended series of conversations about the blues, jazz, and soul LPs that helped one harmonica player on his creative journey. Referenced in this video: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, "Key to the Highway," from THE GREAT BLUESMEN, and Houston Person, "Goodness," from THE BLUES TENOR SAX [Also a version on Goodness! , but not sure if it is the same? --vr ].
Tags: A-Harp, Eb-Harp, Sonny Terry

2007/OCT/29

096 Records 3
More cool blues harp stuff from the Gussow-guy. Houston Person's "Goodness," from THE BLUES TENOR SAX [Also a version on Goodness! , but not sure if it is the same? --vr ] album.
Tags: Eb-Harp

2007/NOV/01

097 Records 4
One player salutes his vinyl influences: a continuing series. Here, Gussow (of Satan and Adam) talks about James Cotton's "Creeper Creeps Again" and "All Walks of Life," off the 100% Cotton album.

The James Cotton Band, 100% COTTON. Buddha Records, 1974 (BDS-5620 Stereo)

For instantly-downloadable blues harp lessons, including one on Cotton's "How Long Can a Fool Go Wrong" off this album, visit www.modernbluesharmonica.com
Tags: A-Harp, E-Harp, James Cotton

2007/NOV/04

098 Records 5
Butterfield, Butterfield, and more Butterfield! First of four videos in a continuing mini-series on one player's vinyl influences. (album info to come...) [Golden Butter. It also appears that a couple of versions of this are also available on An Anthology: The Elektra Years --vr ]
Tags: Paul Butterfield

2007/NOV/09

099 Records 6
Paul Butterfield's "Driftin' and Driftin'," a superb slow blues recorded in 1970 by a harmonica player at the peak of his game. Adam Gussow (of Satan and Adam) samples Butterfield's best licks from this vinyl gem and explains what makes them tick. "Driftin' and Driftin," from GOLDEN BUTTER: THE BEST OF THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND (Elektra 7E-2005 Stereo) [a version is also available on An Anthology: The Elektra Years --vr ]
Tags: Eb-Harp, Paul Butterfield

2007/NOV/13

100 Happy Birthday Blues Harmonica Secrets Revealed!
Happy Birthday! There's a surprise in this one. [Tony Glover's Blues Harp --vr ]
Tags: None

2007/NOV/13

100a Happy Birthday! Cont.
The birthday party continued! Wisdom from the master. [Tony Glover's Blues Harp --vr ]
Tags: C-Harp

2007/NOV/25

101 Records 7
Paul Butterfield's "Too Many Drivers." [a version is available on the album It All Comes Back --vr ] With Adam Gussow.
Tags: Paul Butterfield

2007/DEC/01

102 Records 8
Fourth and final video on the vinyl artistry of Paul Butterfield. This one covers "Gone to Main Street," off the MUDDY WATERS WOODSTOCK ALBUM.
Tags: Paul Butterfield

2007/DEC/07

103 sing/play 1
An introduction to the fine art of singing, blowing harp fills, and keeping a strong beat, by Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. Key of C harp.
Tags: C-Harp

2007/DEC/12

104 sing/play 2
Second in a series: blues-singing 101 for harp players, with fill-playing and beat-keeping thrown in. By Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
Tags: None

2007/DEC/12

105 Records 9
Gussow finally takes on Sonny Boy and the Yarbirds w/Eric Clapton, and offers a startling theory about who is playing harmonica on the opening sequence. (Hint: not Sonny Boy.) [I think this is currently available on this album Live at Crawdaddy (Dig) --vr ].
Tags: None

2007/DEC/18

106 Records 10
Sonny Boy Williamson's "Pontiac Blues," in several variations: what he's doing, why he's great. By Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
Tags: None

2007/DEC/24

107 Records 11
Sugar Blue's meteoric 1980 version of Sonny Boy's "Pontiac Blues." SB was great then and remains one of our most innovative comtemporary players.
Tags: None

2007/DEC/27

108 Records 12
And now for something completely different: Gussow whoops it up like Sonny Terry.
Tags: Sonny Terry

2007/DEC/31

109 Records 13
First of two lessons focusing on alto sax player Hank Crawford's "Sugar Ditch," off the ROADHOUSE SYMPHONY album. A wealth of inspiration is available to the blues harp player who looks to jazz-blues horn players and their unexpected phrasings.
Tags: None

2008/JAN/04

110 Records 14
Finishing up with "Sugar Ditch" by alto saxophonist Hank Crawford, off of the ROADHOUSE SYMPHONY album. Another in a continuing sub-series: one harp player's favorite vinyl influences.
Tags: None

2008/JAN/18

111 Harlem riff 1
First of a two-part lesson on a drone-blues riff from the streets of Harlem. Also, news about the FIRST extended Satan and Adam recording made on the street back in 1989. (Gussow is using an A harp.)
Tags: A-Harp

2008/JAN/20

112 Harlem riff 2
Unlocking the secrets of a really cool blues harp lick. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. (Use an A harp.)
Tags: A-Harp

2008/JAN/25

113 Iron Harp Challenge 1
First in a series of blues harmonica challenge matches in which Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam goes head to head with particularly challenging tracks by contemporary harp players. Here, he takes on a dazzlng Sonny Terry style rhythm track by British blues-soul master Lee Sankey. For more about Lee Sankey, visit: http://www.myspace.com/leesankey ...and check out the way he kicks out an uptempo harp boogie in this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0c3WYs4MpA
Tags: Sonny Terry

2008/JAN/30

114 Shrimp&Cat
Here's some of the swingingest blues you've never heard: pianist/singer Gary Erwin (Shrimp City Slim) and harmonica player Chuck "the Cat" Morris, from the Charleson, South Carolina scene. For more about these guys, visit: http://www.shrimpcityslim.com To purchase "Highway 17 Blues" (the CD), visit: http://cdbaby.com/cd/shrimpcitysl im2 ...or just visit iTunes and download it there.
Tags: None

2008/FEB/03

115 Iron Harmonica Challenge 2
Gussow takes on BLUES HARP MELTDOWN, recent compilation featuring live tracks by R. J. Mischo, Mark Humel, Gary Smith, Billy Branch, James Harman, Rick Estrin, and Kim Wilson; he rips through all 28 tracks, tosses away the spoken intros, and gives you the harp key and position of every single track--all in one 10-minute take. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
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2008/FEB/08

116 Iron Harp Challenge 3 - NW Harmonica Showcase
Gussow takes on 10 of the Pacific Northwest's hottest blues harp players: keys, positions, licks, all ripped from the CD in 10 minutes. Includes Mark Dufresne, Steve Bailey, Mike Lynch, Grant Dermody, and others. (Bluestown Records BR-CD101) To order the CD, please visit: http://www.crossroa dsblues.net/CrossroadsStore.htm
Tags: None

2008/FEB/16

117 New Sugar Blue 1
A couple of updates--new message board and beginner lessons at MBH--and then Gussow previews Sugar Blue's CODE BLUE album and starts to unlock its secrets.
Tags: Sugar Blue

2008/FEB/20

118 New Sugar Blue 2
Harpist Gussow shows you how to copy a fast, tricky line from Sugar Blue's new album, CODE BLUE, by breaking it down, note by note, lick by lick. Gussow is using a D harp. Sugar Blues's website is: http://www.sugar-blue.com
Tags: D-Harp, Sugar Blue

2008/MAR/14

119 Billy Gibson
Arguably the best contemporary player out of Mississippi, now a legend on Beale Street. Gussow talks about one of Gibson's cool licks. Check out Billy's website: http://www.billygibson.com
Tags: None

2008/MAR/24

120 Gindick/Missisippi Delta I
Scenes from Jon Gindick's recent blues harmonica jam camp at Hopson Plantation in the Mississippi Delta (March 2008). Several sharecropper's shacks, one of the eight original "Blues Brothers" cars (a big-block V8), some cotton bolls, several campers and coaches (including Jimi Lee), and a memorable version of "Hoochie Coochie Man" are featured. Your host is Adam Gussow, coach and member of the blues duo Satan and Adam.

For more information about Jon Gindick's jam camps, including info about NEXT year's Mississippi jam camp (March 2009), visit: http://www.gindick.com
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2008/MAR/27

121 36 blow octave #1
A lesson on one of the most important tongue-blocked octaves for cross- harping blues players, offered by Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. The 36 blow octave shows up in Little Walter's "Juke," James Cotton's "Creeper Creeps Again," and many other places. Gussow is using an A harp.
Tags: None

2008/MAR/31

122 36 blow octave #2
Second in a two-part lesson on a key component of powerful blues harp performance.
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2008/APR/04

123 Jam tracks 1
We're happy to announce the release of the new MBH jam tracks download, with Charlie Hilbert on guitar and vocals. Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam describes the album and previews the first cut, "Sweet Home Chicago," showing you how to get maximum mileage out of each jam-along. To order your jam tracks CD, please visit: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/2839291-Documents- eBooks-Music-Tutorials
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2008/APR/05

124 Jam tracks 2
"Sweet Home Chicago," instrumental, from the new Modern Blues Harmonica jam tracks CD. Adam sings a little, plays a little, and shows you how to work the track.
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2008/APR/07

125 Jam Tracks 3
Another track from the new Jam Tracks CD: "Checking Up On My Baby." Gussow shows you how to play along.
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2008/APR/10

126 Jam tracks 4
The harp Dr., Adam Gussow, demos and dissects cut #4, "Muddy Thing," off the new MBH jam tracks CD.
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2008/APR/14

127 Jam tracks 5
After sharing news about the forthcoming double live Satan and Adam album, WORD ON THE STREET, Gussow has fun with "Swing in G," track #5 on the new MBH jam tracks album.
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2008/APR/19

128 Jam tracks 6
More from Gussow on the "Swing in G" track from the new MBH jam tracks album, with crisp rhythm guitar by Charlie Hilbert.
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2008/APR/27

129 Deak Harp
At the recent Juke Joint and Planter's Celebration in Clarksdale, Mississippi, I had a chance to catch up with my old friend from NYC, Deak Harp. He was blowing solo street harp, amped up, with percussion, and it's an impressive sound. If you're interested in finding out more about Deak, visit http://www.deakharpblues.com, or http://www.myspace.com/deakharp
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2008/MAY/02

130 boogie blues lick
Back to basics! Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam breaks down a bluesy lick from the John Lee Hooker school of boogie-till-you-drop. D harp.
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2008/MAY/06

131 Ray Charles I
For the contemporary blues harp player, the soulful sounds of Ray Charles offer a wealth of inspiration. Adam Gussow shows you how he ripped the heavily syncopated piano-and-horn riff off of RC's "Rockhouse."
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2008/MAY/11

132 Ray Charles 2
Second in a mini-series about how RC's music can inspire a blues harp player eager to grow. Here, Gussow finishes up "Rockhouse" and works his way into "What'd I Say."
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2008/MAY/24

133 Ray Charles 3
Gussow continues the "Records" series with a third video on Ray Charles--this time discussing "Hallelujah I Love Her So" as an inspiration to one developing harp player.
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2008/MAY/30

134 Hallelujah Ray
The fourth and final installment of a mini-series on Ray Charles as a vinyl influence on one developing harp player. Here, Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam puts down his harp and picks up his guitar to help you make sense of the bluesy (but not blues) changes of "Hallelujah I Love Her So."
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2008/JUN/05

135 I Feel Good 1
Gussow goes head-to-head with James Brown's best-known funk/blues. Zow! You'll need a G harp for this one.
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2008/JUN/08

136 I Feel Good 2
Second in a two-part sequence: How to play the horn/guitar part in James Brown's "I Feel Good" (a 12-bar funk/blues) using a diatonic harmonica in G to play cross harp in the key of D. Your guide is the redoubtable Adam Gussow, horn man with the Harlem Blues duo Satan and Adam.
Tags: G-Harp

2008/JUN/20

137 Beale Street Blues Story
No flashy video here, just an old-fashioned blues story about two talented young harp players making their Beale Street debut. Featuring Blind Mississippi Morris, Vince Johnson, Jay Gaunt, and Brandon Bailey. For more information on Jay Gaunt, visit: http://www.jaygaunt.com
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2008/JUN/22

138 Walking Through the Park 1
Gussow demos and dissects the head for Muddy Waters's "Walking Through the Park," which is played on an E harp--an uncommon key--and which modulates from a cha-cha groove to a shuffle groove near the end.
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2008/JUN/28

139 Walking Through the Park 2
Part 2 of a two-part sequence on a classic blues harp head, the intro to Muddy Waters's "Walking Through the Park." With Adam Gussow, an Associate Professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi and member of the Harlem blues duo Satan & Adam.
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2008/JUL/16

140 Playing Fast 1
First in a four-part series about adding speed to your blues harp trick-bag. By Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. Contains two brief embedded clips of recent performances.
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2008/JUL/17

141 Playing Fast 2
Second in a series on various approaches to adding speed to your blues harp trick-bag. Hosted by Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
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2008/JUL/23

142 Playing Fast 3
Third in a series. Note: It's possible to search YouTube and find a number of videos proclaiming "Fastest Harmonica Player in the World." Virtually all of them feature versions of chugging--repetitive, in-and-out breakdowns. That's fun stuff: rough, primitive, and not terribly musical after the novelty wears off. I'm talking about something a little different.

In this series of videos I've mentioned a number of players who deploy the kind of speed I'm talking about, speed in concert with real musical complexity: Howard Levy, Carlos del Junco, Jason Ricci, Sugar Blue, Chris Michalek, L.D. Miller, John Popper.

Of course there are many other players I should have mentioned, including (but in no way limited to) Peter "Madcat" Ruth, Buddy Greene, Charlie McCoy, Norton Buffalo. Please suggest more in the comments below! (I'll list good suggestions here after I've checked them out: Mariano Massolo, Billy Gibson, .....)
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2008/AUG/01

143 Playing Fast 4: Playing Fast While Performing
Jason Ricci playing fast while performing in Vancouver, BC on July 31, 2008.

This video is from the last night's performance at the Yale. I missed some of the beginning and once the band kicks in, the sound gets a bit fuzzy as I'm standing right beside the stage. This is the band's last number, a bit after midnight, so actually today, August 1.

This clip illustrates playing fast in the "real" world of a travelling musician. It is the band's final number, after playing for 2+ hours, driving for a couple, spending several hours lining up for and clearing customs, setting up, feeling tired and hassled, etc. Yet the guys gave an energetic and memorable performance. And Jason plays spectacularly here.

Thanks to Jason, Shawn, Todd and Ed, for coming to Vancouver and enduring cross border travel in our post 9/11 world. Your fans really appreciate it!

Support JNRB by going to their shows and buying their CD's. The dates and locations of upcoming shows over the next few days in the Pacific North West can be found at www.jasonricci.com as can other shows in August as Jason and the band make their way eastward with some north and south zigzags.
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2008/AUG/13

144 Odds and Ends 1
Gussow plays a bit of "Juke" in 3rd position on a D harp (key of E) and talks about a fantastic mic you can use to reinforce the sound of your harmonica amp through the house P.A. system.
Tags: Amps, E-Harp, Microphones

2008/AUG/16

145 Odds and Ends 2
More from Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam, including the opening bars of Little Walter's "Juke" played in first position on an E harp, with overblows.
Tags: E-Harp, Overblows

2008/AUG/20

146 Call/Response 1
A new kind of video at MBH: you are invited to match wits with Gussow. Can you follow a series of increasingly difficult blues harp licks by ear?
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2008/AUG/25

147 Call/Response 2
Another round of ear training for harp players. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
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2008/AUG/29

148 Amping the Harp
A short teaser video taken from a much longer (56 minute) video tutorial available at Modern Blues Harmonica. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. The longer video clearly lays out the foundational principles of amping the harp --including mics, grips, tube (valve) vs. solid state, speaker configuration, big amps vs. small amps, even vs. odd harmonics, and the all-important power curve that makes every amp sing, if you know how to dial it in.
Tags: Amps, Microphones

2008/SEP/04

149 How to play "Spokey Dokey"
Modern Blues Harmonica ace Adam Gussow pays homage to Japanese harp legend Ryuichiro Senoo and his soulful stylings on "Spokey Dokey," from the COWBOY BEBOP soundtrack. First in a series.
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2008/SEP/09

150 How to play "Spokey Dokey" 2
Second in a series. Harp teacher Adam Gussow takes you through another ten seconds from the beginning of a well-known anime theme song [from Cowboy Bebop --vr ]. The harp player is Japanese legend Ryuichiro Senoh.
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2008/OCT/05

151 "Juke" lecture 1
Part 1 of a two-part talk by Adam Gussow about Little Walter's "Juke" and the dialectic of tradition and innovation that animates modern blues harmonica playing. This lecture was filmed at the 2008 Mundharmonika-live Festival in Klingenthal, Germany.
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2008/OCT/11

152 Sonny Terry
A quick refresher course on the breakdown rhythms of country harp master Sonny Terry, by Adam Gussow. More detailed information will be provided in the video that follows.
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2008/OCT/11

153 Sonny Terry (cont'd)
More tips & tricks for players interested in learning the style of country harp master Sonny Terry. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
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2008/OCT/23

154 new jam tracks 1
First of two video previews of "Blues Harmonica Play Along Sessions," a new upload at Modern Blues Harmonica. This is a cooperative venture between the Hills Blues Collective (a Dutch blues band) and Adam Gussow (USA). The eleven tracks include every important urban blues groove (swing, shuffle, rock, rhumba, boogaloo, funk, and slow blues). Gussow contributes a one-hour video tutorial in which he shows you how to extract maximum value from each track. http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/4537012-blues- harmonica-play-along-sessions-zip
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2008/OCT/25

155 New Jam Tracks 2
Second of two video previews of "Blues Harmonica Play Along Sessions," a new upload at Modern Blues Harmonica. This is a cooperative venture between the Hills Blues Collective (a Dutch blues band) and Adam Gussow (USA). The eleven tracks include every important urban blues groove (swing, shuffle, rock, rhumba, boogaloo, funk, and slow blues). Gussow contributes a one-hour video tutorial in which he shows you how to extract maximum value from each track. http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/4537012-blues- harmonica-play-along-sessions-zip
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2008/NOV/03

156 Harpgear 2 amp test
If you're a fan of amplified blues harp, this video should be pure fun. Your trusty servant, Adam Gussow, roadtests a brand new Harpgear 2 amp and discovers a monstrously big sound in a deceptively small package.
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2008/NOV/05

157 Mississipppi Cotton Blues
Gussow takes you back to the crossroads in Lafayette County, Mississippi and spends some time in a cotton field, talking about cotton, blues, and life. With music by Robert Johnson and Garfield Akers.
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2008/NOV/15

158 Mississippi Cotton Blues #2
Another crossroads harmonica lesson from the front seat of the Mississippi bluesmobile, featuring slow blues on an F harp and a sudden interruption towards the end. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
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2008/NOV/20

159 Soprano Harp, first position
An investigation and a challenge: Gussow discusses first position, overblow- charged playing on the high-key harps--unexplored territory, he claims. He invites you to prove him wrong.

If you'd like to get a copy of the jam tracks album he's working with here, you can find it as a download at: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/4537012-blues- harmonica-play-along-sessions-zip

One harp player who remains unmentioned and who may, in fact, have explored first position, overblown, high-key harp stuff is Carlos DelJunco. Check him out: http://www.carlosdeljunco.com
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2008/DEC/02

160 New Album, New Harps
News of a new album (Adam Gussow and Charlie Hilbert, LIVE IN KLINGENTHAL) and conversation about new harmonicas, plus a new lick.
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2008/DEC/03

161 Klingenthal album 1
Gussow previews "She Moves Me," a Muddy Waters / Little Walter duet from 1951 that leads off the new Gussow/Hilbert album, LIVE IN KLINGENTHAL. B-flat harp.

You can hear a three-song preview and, if you'd like, purchase the album as a download at the following URL: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/4962364-adam -gussow-and-charlie-hilbert-live-in
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2008/DEC/05

162 Klingenthal album 3
Gussow shows you some tricks on a B-flat harp, including how to throw a first-position blues scale (with overblows) into a cross-harp slow blues. He's previewing a new album, LIVE IN KLINGENTHAL.
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2008/DEC/11

163 Nat Riddles 1
The late Nat Riddles (1952-1991) was one of New York City's most gifted blues harmonica players. Here, Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam tells stories about Nat and previews a remarkable bonus track included on the recent release, ADAM GUSSOW AND CHARLIE HILBERT: LIVE IN KLINGENTHAL. To check out the double live album, NAT RIDDLES AND CHARLIE HILBERT: EL CAFE STREET LIVE!, hit this link: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/2715908-nat-riddles-and-charlie-hilbert--el
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2008/DEC/13

164 Nat Riddles 2
More conversation about the late Nat Riddles, one of New York City's finest harp players. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
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2008/DEC/30

165 Introduction to blues harmonica
Did somebody just give you a harmonica for Christmas? Or did you make a New Year's resolution to take the plunge and learn how to play the blues? Here's the video for you: a no-nonsense introduction to the joys of blues harmonica, hosted by Adam Gussow of Satan & Adam.
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2008/DEC/30

166 Introduction to Blues Harmonica, cont'd
Introduction to blues harmonica, part 2.
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2009/JAN/29

167 Sanctified Blues 1
First in a series of three videos in which Adam Gussow shows you how to play a Satan and Adam original, "Sanctified Blues." The song can be found on an album entitled LIVING ON THE RIVER. Or you can purchase an individual mp3 of the song here: http://www .modernbluesharmonica.com/YouTube_blues_harp.html
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2009/JAN/31

168 Sanctified Blues 2
Part 2 of a three-part series on the Satan and Adam original, "Sanctified Blues," off the LIVING ON THE RIVER album. Hosted by Adam Gussow, who played harmonica on the original recording and shows you here what he was doing there--including some microtonal subtleties on that all-important "blue third." Gussow is using an A harp.
Tags: A-Harp, Blue Third

2009/FEB/03

169 Sanctified Blues 3
Final installment of a three-part lesson on "Sanctified Blues" [from Living on The River --vr ] by Satan and Adam. With harp player Adam Gussow, who played on the original track.
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2009/FEB/14

170 "St. Louis Blues" on harmonica
The most famous blues song of all time, composed by W. C. Handy. Performed by Adam Gussow in the key of E, using an A harp.
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2009/FEB/18

171 Mitch Kashmar's "Dirty Deal"
Amazingly good first-position high-note stuff from one of the very best blues harp players on the scene today. Your host, Adam G., does his best to figure out what's goin' on. A harp, first position.

If you want to purchase the cut--and you'd be a fool not to--you can find a link here: http://www .modernbluesharmonica.com/YouTube_blues_harp.html
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2009/FEB/20

172 Rev. Dan Smith, "Cotton Needs Picking"
The unacknowledged genius of pre-blues "breakdown" harmonica. (This song can be found on iTunes. Search for the song title; it shows up tagged under a performer named "unknown" on an album called "Good Morning Blues.") Your host, Adam Gussow, shows you a few of the subtleties. You'll need an E-flat harp.
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173 second anniversary special
[ This video is no longer available on YouTube. --vr]
One hundred and seventy three videos in two years: Adam Gussow's dirty-south blues harp channel continues to roll. Gussow gives his faithful viewers a taste of Scott Joplin's ragtime classic, "The Entertainer" (theme song from THE STING).
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2009/MAR/04

174 Kim Wilson, "Down at Antone's"
First video in a two-part lesson about a terrific uptempo blues harp instrumental from Mr. KW, tearing it up with The Fabulous Thunderbirds [from the album Tuff Enuff --vr ]. Adam Gussow breaks it down for you.
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2009/MAR/13

175 Kim Wilson, "Down at Antone's" 2
Second in a two-part lesson on the classic blues harmonica instrumental from the frontman of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Your guide is Adam Gussow, W. C. Handy nominated harpist ("Traditional Blues Album," 1991) with the Harlem blues duo, Satan and Adam.
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2009/MAR/20

176 Mississippi Mojo
A quick-hit lesson from the Crossroads in Oxford, Mississippi on the harp riff from "Got My Mojo Working." Your host is Adam Gussow from Satan and Adam, the Harlem blues duo. Gussow is using an A harp in this video.

If you're interested in studying this tune in depth, you might want to check out the 45-minute video tutorial and tab available at Modern Blues Harmonica:

video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/6476786-mojo-1-0.mov

tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/6476787-mojo-1-0-pdf

The Crossroads, for those who might be crazy enough to make a blues pilgrimage, is located at the intersection of Rt. 314 and Buford Chapel Road in Lafayette County, Mississippi, a mile or so outside the city limits of Oxford.
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2009/APR/03

177 Slow Harmonica Blues on Mississippi back porch
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178 Primal Blues Harp
[No longer available on YouTube --vr]
In honor of Earth Day '09, harmonica teacher/performer Adam Gussow discusses the primal origins of the blues harmonica.
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2009/MAY/02

179 Harp Talk 1
A conversation about harmonicas: which harp you should play, why $150 custom harps are a mistake for beginning players, how to deal with wooden combs. Bonus: a cool and very bluesy Howlin' Wolf rhythm thing on B and C harps. Your host is Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
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2009/MAY/03

180 Harp Talk 2
Second in a mini-series. A Howlin' Wolf riff decoded, plus advice for developing players on which harp keys you should purchase. With Adam Gussow.
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2009/MAY/16

181 Copy & Comp NEW 1
More in the "copy and comp" series from Modern Blues Harmonica. Your host, Adam Gussow, flies blind with a new CD from the Seattle-based Crossroads Band and shows you how to extract riffs from a track the way pros do when they're getting ready to sub on someone else's gig.
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2009/MAY/27

182 Crossroads Blues for harmonica
A harmonica player remakes Cream's version of "Crossroads Blues" [from Wheels of Fire --vr ] into a solo piece. This is an experiment, not a polished performance, but it shows you a few directions that a solo player might explore.
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2009/MAY/29

183 Crossroads Blues for harmonica how-to
A follow-up to MBH.182, showing you how Clapton's guitar part on "Crossroads Blues" [from Wheels of Fire --vr ] lies on the harmonica. Your host, Adam Gussow, is playing a D harp.
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2009/JUN/22

184 How to play "Digging My Potato" 1
First in a two-part lesson on how to play the soulful harmonica solo. (Cowboy Bebop) With Adam Gussow.
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2009/JUN/24

185 How to play "Digging My Potato" 2
Part 2 of a two-part lesson on Ryuichiro "Weeping Harp" Senoh's solo harp piece from COWBOY BEBOP. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam
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2009/JUL/03

186 Brendan Power and P.T. Gazell
A preview of "Back to Back," an incredible album of swing-jazz duets featuring Brendan Power and P.T. Gazell. With your host, Adam Gussow.

You can order/download this album from either musician's website: http://www.brendan-power.com/Back%20to%20Back.htm http://www.ptgazell.com/

For more information about how the album was made, including clarifications about what kind of harp Power and Gazell are using, please check out PT's informative video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNvasphViqg
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2009/JUL/15

187 Paul Harrington, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"
Your host, Adam Gussow, previews a terrific new album by Texas harp ace Paul Harrington, focusing on "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," a soul-jazz classic by pianist Joe Zawinul.

If you're interested in ordering Harrington's album, HARMONICA SOUL SERENADE, you can purchase it directly from him. Contact paulharp (at) aol (dot) com.

Gussow also talks about the process of achieving mastery on the harp: "What you sweat for is what you earn and own."

If you'd like to learn this song, Gussow offers a video tutorial and tab sheet.

Video: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/5007515-mercy-mercy-mercy-mov

Tab: http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/5007516-mercy-mercy-mercy- pdf
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2009/JUL/31

188 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 1
First of a four-part series of lessons on an original tune from the debut album by Harlem blues duo Satan and Adam, HARLEM BLUES. Your host is Adam Gussow, who played harmonica on the recording.
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2009/AUG/01

189 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 2
Second in a four-part lesson on a song from HARLEM BLUES by Satan and Adam. Adam Gussow is your host. The song uses a C harp, played in the key of G. You can find the song and the album here: http://www .modernbluesharmonica.com/YouTube_blues_harp.html
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2009/AUG/04

190 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 3
Third in a series. Your host, Adam Gussow, demos and dissects several key issues raised by this song: what to do when you lose your place in a solo; how to apply vibrato to extended notes; and what a harp player can learn about the "blue third" from Big Walter Horton and Hank Crawford (i.e., other harp players and sax players).
Tags: Blue Third, Improvisation, Vibrato

2009/AUG/09

191 "Groovy People" 4 + important advisory!
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2009/OCT/03

192 Jason and Adam: The Last Lesson?
After several years of YouTube blues harmonica lesson madness, Ricci and Gussow meet at the crossroads outside Oxford, Mississippi. THIS IS PROBABLY THE FINAL INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO EACH PLAYER WILL UPLOAD TO YOUTUBE. But we solicit feedback from our subscribers in the form of short (60-90 second videos) in which you show us something that you've learned from us.
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2009/OCT/03

193 Jason and Adam: The VERY Last Lesson?
This is it, folks: the final YouTube instructional video from Jason Ricci and Adam Gussow Please practice hard and keep having fun.
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2010/OCT/13

AG.1 The heart of blues harmonica
A short lecture for blues players on the sources of inspiration--anger, passion, a conflicted hunger for drama--and ways of working skillfully with them.

A viewer who saw this video--another professional harp player--referred me to a post he'd written on the subject of anger. It perfectly sums up what I'm trying to say here:

http://www.harp-l.com/pipermail/harp-l/2007- May/msg00813.html
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2009/OCT/25

AG.2 How to play harmonica: high octaves
The Mississippi-based blues professor, Adam Gussow, shows you how to play big octaves at the top end of a diatonic harmonica.
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2009/NOV/07

AG.3 Blues Harp in the Studio / Will Tucker
Blues harmonica players occasionally get called on to deliver their best playing as hired guns in the recording studio. Here, Mississippi-based pro Adam Gussow talks about a recent session with Memphis blues phenom Will Tucker. (Note: Tucker's record release party is TONIGHT, 11/7/09, at B. B. King's on Beale Street, 5-8 PM)
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2009/NOV/21

AG.4 Mister Satan's Apprentice 1
A video-book preview of Adam Gussow's memoir, MISTER SATAN'S APPRENTICE. It's a story or race, redemption, and blues harmonica on the mean streets of New York City during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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2009/NOV/26

AG.5 Mister Satan's Apprentice 2
A video-book preview of Adam Gussow's memoir, MISTER SATAN'S APPRENTICE. It's a story or race, redemption, and blues harmonica on the mean streets of New York City during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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2009/NOV/26

AG.6 Mister Satan's Apprentice 3
A video-book preview of Adam Gussow's memoir, MISTER SATAN'S APPRENTICE. It's a story or race, redemption, and blues harmonica on the mean streets of New York City during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Tags: Mister Satan's Apprentice

2009/DEC/10

AG.7 Blues Harmonica Woodshed: custom harmonicas
What's the difference between a hand-customized harmonica and a standard model? Your host, Adam Gussow, puts a Joe Spiers harp to the test. If you're interested in Joe Spiers's custom harps--a real aficionado's harmonica--please visit his website: http://www.spiersharmonicas.com/

Also in this video: news of several upcoming personal appearances by Gussow. For details and web addresses, hit this link: http://www.modernbluesharmonica.com/personal_appearances.html
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2009/DEC/12

AG.8 Blues Harmonica Woodshed: blue third & variations
From Modern Blues Harmonica, a video voyage to the core of blues tonality: the "blue third," a microtonally-inflected note that every player needs to know. Also here is a key expansion of the note into a double-stop. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
Tags: Blue Third

2010/JAN/26

AG.9 Big River Harmonica
Conversation about the harmonica overture for "Big River," Roger Miller's play based on Mark Twain's ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. With Adam Gussow, who played harp in a bus-and-truck production of the play in 1987-1988.
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2010/FEB/18

AG.10 Sunshine of Your Love for harmonica 1
The Cream classic from the late 60s, translated into simple blues harmonica riffs, then performed by Adam Gussow as a one-man band.
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AG.11 Sunshine of Your Love for harmonica 2
[No longer available on YouTube --vr ]
The blues-rock classic by Cream, broken down into a series of basic licks for blues harmonica. Adam Gussow is your guide. You'll need a C harp for this one.
Tags: C-Harp, Missing Video

2010/MAR/04

AG.12 wah wahs
Harpist Adam Gussow shows you the difference between wah-wah, tremolo, and fanning: three different ways of texturing your acoustic harmonica sound.
Tags: Fanning, Tremolo, WahWah

2010/MAR/06

AG.13 Mississippi woodshed session
A free-form practice session in which a harmonica player works some stuff out in a one-man band context. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam.
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2010/MAR/29

AG.14 beginning harmony
First of a two-part lesson on basic harmony for blues harmonica players. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. (The outro music is from the NEW Satan and Adam album, to be released late in 2010.)
Tags: Harmony

2010/MAR/30

AG.15 beginning harmony 2
Part 2 of a two-part mini-series on beginning harmony for the blues harmonica player. With Adam Gussow of Satan and Adam. (The outro music is from the new S&A album, to be released late in 2010.)
Tags: Harmony

2010/MAY/12

AG.16 The Busking Life 1
What does it take to become a street performer? Blues harp guy Adam Gussow shares a few stories of the busking life.
Tags: Busking

2010/JUL/14

AG.17 Heavy Harp
A video tutorial/advisory from Adam Gussow. How to play a lowdown blues harp riff (on a B-flat harp), followed by some live action performance/woodshed video with Gussow on amplified harp and percussion.
Tags: Advisory, Bb-Harp

2010/AUG/16

AG.18 Jeff Newsom
An Idaho harp player who deserves to be much more widely known. Jeff spent some time in New York City back in the late 80s/early 90s, which is where I got to know him.

Jeff is currently battling Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and is unable to gig. He could use some help. Here's a link if you'd like to donate to the fund that his friends set up: http://jeffreynewsombenefit.chipin.com/jeffrey-newsom-lives ....and here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php? gid=352596082230&ref=mf

If you'd like to purchase a copy of the CD discussed in this video, you can do that here: http://st ore.benwinship.com/Jeff-Newsom-Friends-The-Henhouse-Tapes- JN001.htm;jsessionid=5D2B2F22F6EA564F45626700DD9477DE.qscstrfrnt04

FROM JEFF:

"Lonely at The Bottom" was written by my friend and legendary guitar player Mike http://ww w.facebook.com/l/98902gJ9BJRSq7weIODry1A1uA;Dowling .... http://www.mikedowling.com/ ...... and his wife Jan.It has been covered by many..... "Desert Horizon" was written by Norton Buffalo The "Fishin in the Dark" tune is a very old classic that we used on Ben Winships "Fishin Music II" CD I'm playing a 30's National Steel Triolian on "Hot Tamales" (listed incorrectly on the CD) as well as vocals and harp. Mike Dowling sings on "Dead Presidents" Ben Winship sings on "Call it Religion" as well as mandolin...
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AG.19 [Does not exist? --vr ]
Tags: Missing Video

2010/AUG/31

AG.20 Kick and Stomp 1
I'm pleased to announce the release of my first solo album, KICK AND STOMP. It is available as a download, either as mp3s or, if you want, as CD-quality WAV files. Here's the link http://www.mod ernbluesharmonica.com/kick_and_stomp.html
Tags: None

2010/AUG/31

AG.21 Kick and Stomp 2
A second video tutorial coinciding with the release of Adam Gussow's first solo album, KICK AND STOMP. I'm using a Bb harp here. The album is available as a download at the following URL: http://www.mod ernbluesharmonica.com/kick_and_stomp.html
Tags: Bb-Harp

2010/SEP/07

AG.22 The New Delta Jukes 1 - first rehearsal
Harmonica player Adam Gussow and guitarist Andrew "Shine" Turner (cousin to Ike Turner) working up some material in Oxford, Mississippi. Turner was a member of drummer Sam Carr's Delta Jukes. Gussow is the harp player with blues duo Satan and Adam.
Tags: None

2010/SEP/07

AG.23 The New Delta Jukes 2 - first rehearsal
Harmonica player Adam Gussow and guitarist Andrew "Shine" Turner (cousin to Ike Turner) working up some material in Oxford, Mississippi. Turner was a member of drummer Sam Carr's Delta Jukes. Gussow was the harp player in blues duo Satan and Adam.
Tags: None

2010/OCT/13

AG.24 one-chord blues
How to make bluesy music on the harp with only a couple of notes and a couple of key concepts. With Adam Gussow of Oxford, Mississippi
Tags: None

2010/NOV/06

AG.25 lip pursing vs. tongue blocking 1
First of a two-part series introducing beginning and intermediate players to a central point of discussion within blues harmonica circles. With Adam Gussow.
Tags: Lip Pursing, Tongue Blocking

2010/NOV/05

AG.26 lip pursing vs. tongue blocking 2
Second of a two-part series introducing beginning and intermediate players to a central point of discussion within blues harmonica circles. With Adam Gussow.
Tags: Lip Pursing, Tongue Blocking

2010/DEC/01

AG.27 side-to-side riffs on harmonica
Harp teacher Adam Gussow shows you how to play blues using side-to-side patterns on descending runs.
Tags: None

2011/JAN/09

Instant Naked Raw Brutal Blues Harmonica - your first lesson
This could be your year to learn blues harmonica.
Tags: 4 Hole Draw, Bending, C-Harp, Single Notes, Warbles

2011/MAY/29

How to Comp
Harp-guy Adam Gussow previews the new Satan & Adam album, BACK IN THE GAME, and offers tips on how to comp--accompany a singer/guitarist on harp--without stepping on the vocals.
Tags: None

2011/JUN/13

Harmonica Madness 1: summer woodshed, playing hard with precision
First in a series of seven videos, one per day, on blues harmonica topics: a way of previewing a special harmonica teaching/performing event in New York City in the summer of 2011.

Your host, Adam Gussow (of Satan & Adam) will team up with "how-to-play- harmonica.com" guru J.P. Allen, Hal Walker, and guitarist Robert Ross at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn on Saturday, July 30 from noon to 8 PM.

This event is co-sponsored by the Long Island Blues Societ, the Garden State Blues Society, How-to-Play-Harmonica.com, ModernBluesHarmonica.com, and Harmonica411.

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.shop.harmonicamadness.com/
Tags: None

2011/JUN/14

Harmonica Madness 2: Clarke, Norcia, Guyger, stagecraft, and the Bucks County blues
Second in a series of seven videos, one per day, on blues harmonica topics: a way of previewing a special harmonica teaching/performing event in New York City in the summer of 2011.
Tags: None

2011/JUN/15

Harmonica Madness 3: grooving with Buckwheat Zydeco
Third in a series of seven videos, one per day, on blues harmonica topics: a way of previewing a special harmonica teaching/performing event in New York City in the summer of 2011.
Tags: None

2011/JUN/16

Harmonica Madness 4: grooving with Buckwheat Zydeco (continued)
Fourth in a series of seven videos, one per day, on blues harmonica topics: a way of previewing a special harmonica teaching/performing event in New York City in the summer of 2011.
Tags: None

2011/JUN/17

Harmonica Madness 5: grooving with Chris Botti
Fifth in a series of seven videos, one per day, on blues harmonica topics: a way of previewing a special harmonica teaching/performing event in New York City in the summer of 2011.
Tags: None

2011/JUN/20

Harmonica Madness 6: grooving with Chris Botti (continued)
Sixth in a series of seven videos, one per day, on blues harmonica topics: a way of previewing a special harmonica teaching/performing event in New York City in the summer of 2011.
Tags: None

2011/OCT/21

YouTube Blues Harp Summit - the Gussow/Shellist Event
Preview of a blues harmonica event in Boulder, Colorado on January 14, 2012 featuring Adam Gussow and Ronnie Shellist.

If you're interested in attending this event, you can find out more at: http://youtubeharmonicaclinic.weebly.com/
Tags: None

2011/OCT/31

Modern Blues Harmonica - Carey Bell
A lesson on the Chicago blues harp mastery of Carey Bell (Harrington), one of a handful of great players who worked with Muddy Waters. Your host, Adam Gussow, offers an appreciation of Bell's style and shows you how to play a few of his riffs. You'll need a diatonic harmonica in the key of A to play along.
Tags: A-Harp

2011/NOV/22

Modern Blues Harmonica: overblows!
A video exploration of a controversial technique that has slowly entered the blues harmonica vocabulary over the past two decades, thanks to the efforts of innovators such as Will Scarlet, Mike Turk, Howard Levy, William Galison, Larry "The Iceman" Eisenberg, Carlos del Junco, Chris Michalek, Jason Ricci, and your host, Adam Gussow.
Tags: Overblows

2011/NOV/25

Modern Blues Harmonica: Busking 1
Have you ever wanted to become a street blues harmonica player? Have you ever wondered what life as a street musician--a busker--was like? This video is for anybody who has ever walked through that door, or wanted to.
Tags: Busking

2011/DEC/01

Modern Blues Harmonica: Sanford and Son Theme and fox chase rhythms
A lesson on how one player incorporates old-school rhythms--train chugging and fox chases--into a harmonica adaptation of the "Sanford and Son" theme song. With Adam Gussow.
Tags: None

2011/DEC/03

John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, harmonica legend: a lecture/demonstration
Sonny Boy Williamson? Many people--even those who aren't harmonica players or fans of the blues--have heard of him. But there were TWO great harmonica players named Sonny Boy Williamson, and many people don't know much about the first one: John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, native of Jackson, Tennessee.

At the invitation of Sonny Boy archivist and gravesite preservationist Michael Baker, University of Mississippi blues scholar and harmonica player Adam Gussow visited the Jackson-Madison Country Library in May 2011 to give a lecture/demonstration on the artistry of John Lee Williamson. Gussow's researches into the publishing history of Williamson's songs not only make clear that confusion about the "two Sonny Boys" exists at the highest level- -i.e., where the money is being made--but suggests that Williamson's primary music publisher, Arc Music, has evolved a startling and hilarious way of drawing attention to his most widely covered song, "Good Morning Little School Girl."
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2011/DEC/11

Modern Blues Harmonica: Southbound 1
First of a mini-series of blues harmonica instructional videos previewing tracks from SOUTHBOUND, the new album from Adam Gussow. This track, "Southbound," a remake of the Allman Brothers original (a Dickey Betts composition), features Gussow on vocals, harmonica, lead guitar, and percussion; Jerry Jemmott on bass, Bryan W. Ward on rhythm guitar, and Bill Perry on keyboards.
Tags: None

2011/DEC/16

Modern Blues Harmonica: Southbound 2
Promo video for SOUTHBOUND, a new album of bluesy, funky Mississippi-based harmonica music by Adam Gussow. This video features conversation about a Jimmy Reed blues, "You Don't Have to Go." Gussow uses a Bb harp.
Tags: Bb-Harp

2012/FEB/18

playing the blues on chromatic harmonica
An introductory lesson on playing the blues on chromatic harmonica. With Adam Gussow of Oxford, Mississippi.

The lesson begins with a brief pitch for an upcoming harmonica clinic/concert with Gussow, Ronnie Shellist, and Aki Kumar, which will take place at the Grand Dell Saloon in Campbell, California (part of greater San Jose) on September 15, 2012.

For more info on the clinic, please visit the website: http://californiaharmonicaworkshop.weebly.com/

If you're interested in learning how to play the blues on diatonic (10-hole) harmonica, please visit Gussow's website, Modern Blues Harmonica: http://www.modernbluesharmonica.com/home.html

The outro music is the opening minute of "Grazing in the Grass," a cover of the Hugh Masekela pop-jazz hit. It's part of Gussow's new album, SOUTHBOUND. You can purchase it at iTunes, Amazon mp3s, or at Gussow's website: http://www.modernbluesharmonica.com/southbound_1.html
Tags: Chromatic Harp

2012/AUG/25

The Machine Language of Blues Improvisation 1
Here's some conversation about how to "think music" like a skilled blues improviser, beginning with the smallest of melodic motifs. With Adam Gussow of ModernBluesHarmonica.com. Gussow explores his ideas on a Hohner Super 64 Chromonica, key of C. He's playing in the key of D.

Gussow is an associate professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. His recent albums, available on iTunes and Amazon mp3s, include KICK AND STOMP, SOUTHBOUND, and, with Sterling "Mr. Satan" Magee, BACK IN THE GAME by Satan and Adam. (The outro music is Gussow's remake of the Sanford and Son theme.)
Tags: Chromatic Harp, Improvisation


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1 Hole Draw

2007/FEB/23 003 One Hole Draw and Good Vibrato (1 Hole Draw, 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes, Vibrato)
2007/FEB/23 004 Vibrato on Four Hole Draw (1 Hole Draw, 4 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Vibrato)

12-Bar Blues

2007/MAR/03 018 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 1 (12-Bar Blues)
2007/MAR/04 019 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 2 (12-Bar Blues)
2007/MAR/04 020 12-Bar Blues Changes Part 3 (12-Bar Blues)
2007/APR/16 046 Warbles 2 (12-Bar Blues)
2007/SEP/17 086 Riffing the changes 1 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)
2007/SEP/20 087 Riffing the changes 2 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)
2007/SEP/23 088 Riffing the changes 3 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)

2 Hole Draw

2007/FEB/23 002 Strong Clear Single Notes, Two Hole Draw Diagnostics (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes)
2007/FEB/23 003 One Hole Draw and Good Vibrato (1 Hole Draw, 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes, Vibrato)
2007/FEB/24 006 Combine Single Notes with Chord Rhythms, Syncopation (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Lip Pursing, Rhythm, Syncopation, Tongue Blocking)
2007/FEB/25 008 Machine Language of Blues, Sonny Terry Rhythm (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Police, Sonny Terry)
2007/FEB/25 009 Heavily Syncopated, Call and Response (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Call/Response, Syncopation)

4 Hole Draw

2007/FEB/23 004 Vibrato on Four Hole Draw (1 Hole Draw, 4 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Vibrato)
2007/APR/05 042 The Joyous Disciples of the Blues Harmonica (4 Hole Draw)
2011/JAN/09 Instant Naked Raw Brutal Blues Harmonica - your first lesson (4 Hole Draw, Bending, C-Harp, Single Notes, Warbles)

A-Harp

2007/FEB/28 012 Thunky Fing Continued (A-Harp, D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/MAR/01 014 Blues Scale, Tips, Inspiration (A-Harp, Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Blues Scale)
2007/MAR/08 021 Mother Mojo Part 1 (A-Harp, Reed Adjustment)
2007/MAR/08 022 Mother Mojo Part 2 (A-Harp)
2007/APR/23 047 Train Grooves 1 (A-Harp)
2007/APR/25 048 Train Grooves 2 (A-Harp)
2007/JUL/06 071 First Position 1 (A-Harp, C-Harp)
2007/JUL/13 072 First Position 2 (A-Harp)
2007/JUL/26 075 Third Position 1 (A-Harp, C-Harp)
2007/JUL/30 076 Third Position 2 (A-Harp, C-Harp, E-Harp)
2007/AUG/01 077 Whammer Jammer 1 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/02 078 Whammer Jammer 2 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/02 079 Whammer Jammer 3 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/06 080 Whammer Jammer 4 (A-Harp)
2007/AUG/06 081 Whammer Jammer 5 (A-Harp)
2007/OCT/12 091 Blue Third 2 (A-Harp, Blue Third, C-Harp)
2007/OCT/26 095 Records 2 (A-Harp, Eb-Harp, Sonny Terry)
2007/NOV/01 097 Records 4 (A-Harp, E-Harp, James Cotton)
2008/JAN/18 111 Harlem riff 1 (A-Harp)
2008/JAN/20 112 Harlem riff 2 (A-Harp)
2009/JAN/31 168 Sanctified Blues 2 (A-Harp, Blue Third)
2009/FEB/14 170 "St. Louis Blues" on harmonica (A-Harp)
2009/FEB/18 171 Mitch Kashmar's "Dirty Deal" (A-Harp)
2009/MAR/20 176 Mississippi Mojo (A-Harp)
2011/OCT/31 Modern Blues Harmonica - Carey Bell (A-Harp)

Advisory

2007/MAY/03 050 Advisory (Advisory)
2007/MAY/19 055 Advisory (Advisory)
2007/MAY/28 059 Advisory/Lesson (Advisory)
2007/SEP/17 Advisory 9/17/07 (Advisory)
2007/OCT/19 DVD advisory (10/19/07) (Advisory)
2009/AUG/09 191 "Groovy People" 4 + important advisory! (Advisory)
2010/JUL/14 AG.17 Heavy Harp (Advisory, Bb-Harp)

Amps

----/---/-- 001 Various Including Microphones and Amping (Amps, Microphones, Missing Video)
2008/AUG/13 144 Odds and Ends 1 (Amps, E-Harp, Microphones)
2008/AUG/29 148 Amping the Harp (Amps, Microphones)
2008/NOV/03 156 Harpgear 2 amp test (Amps)

B-Harp

2007/OCT/22 094 Records 1 (B-Harp)

Bb-Harp

2007/FEB/23 002 Strong Clear Single Notes, Two Hole Draw Diagnostics (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes)
2007/FEB/23 003 One Hole Draw and Good Vibrato (1 Hole Draw, 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes, Vibrato)
2007/FEB/23 004 Vibrato on Four Hole Draw (1 Hole Draw, 4 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Vibrato)
2007/FEB/23 005 Subtleties of Tone, Unlucky in Love (Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Tone)
2007/FEB/24 006 Combine Single Notes with Chord Rhythms, Syncopation (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Lip Pursing, Rhythm, Syncopation, Tongue Blocking)
2007/FEB/25 008 Machine Language of Blues, Sonny Terry Rhythm (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Police, Sonny Terry)
2007/FEB/25 009 Heavily Syncopated, Call and Response (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Call/Response, Syncopation)
2007/FEB/25 010 Four Hole Variant (Bb-Harp, Blue Third)
2007/MAR/01 014 Blues Scale, Tips, Inspiration (A-Harp, Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Blues Scale)
2007/MAR/01 015 Subtleties of Blues Scale (Bb-Harp, Blues Scale)
2007/MAR/02 016 Adjust Reeds (Bb-Harp, Reed Adjustment)
2007/MAR/23 033 "Watermelon Man" 1 (Bb-Harp)
2010/JUL/14 AG.17 Heavy Harp (Advisory, Bb-Harp)
2010/AUG/31 AG.21 Kick and Stomp 2 (Bb-Harp)
2011/DEC/16 Modern Blues Harmonica: Southbound 2 (Bb-Harp)

Bending

2011/JAN/09 Instant Naked Raw Brutal Blues Harmonica - your first lesson (4 Hole Draw, Bending, C-Harp, Single Notes, Warbles)

Blue Third

2007/FEB/23 005 Subtleties of Tone, Unlucky in Love (Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Tone)
2007/FEB/25 010 Four Hole Variant (Bb-Harp, Blue Third)
2007/MAR/01 014 Blues Scale, Tips, Inspiration (A-Harp, Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Blues Scale)
2007/OCT/08 090 Blue Third 1 (Blue Third, C-Harp)
2007/OCT/12 091 Blue Third 2 (A-Harp, Blue Third, C-Harp)
2009/JAN/31 168 Sanctified Blues 2 (A-Harp, Blue Third)
2009/AUG/04 190 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 3 (Blue Third, Improvisation, Vibrato)
2009/DEC/12 AG.8 Blues Harmonica Woodshed: blue third & variations (Blue Third)

Blues Scale

2007/MAR/01 014 Blues Scale, Tips, Inspiration (A-Harp, Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Blues Scale)
2007/MAR/01 015 Subtleties of Blues Scale (Bb-Harp, Blues Scale)

Busking

2010/MAY/12 AG.16 The Busking Life 1 (Busking)
2011/NOV/25 Modern Blues Harmonica: Busking 1 (Busking)

C-Harp

2007/JUL/06 071 First Position 1 (A-Harp, C-Harp)
2007/JUL/26 075 Third Position 1 (A-Harp, C-Harp)
2007/JUL/30 076 Third Position 2 (A-Harp, C-Harp, E-Harp)
2007/SEP/28 089 Syncopation 1 (C-Harp, Syncopation)
2007/OCT/08 090 Blue Third 1 (Blue Third, C-Harp)
2007/OCT/12 091 Blue Third 2 (A-Harp, Blue Third, C-Harp)
2007/OCT/19 092 10 Principles of Blues Harmonica Improvisation (C-Harp, Improvisation)
2007/OCT/21 093 10 principles cont'd (C-Harp, Improvisation)
2007/NOV/13 100a Happy Birthday! Cont. (C-Harp)
2007/DEC/07 103 sing/play 1 (C-Harp)
----/---/-- AG.11 Sunshine of Your Love for harmonica 2 (C-Harp, Missing Video)
2011/JAN/09 Instant Naked Raw Brutal Blues Harmonica - your first lesson (4 Hole Draw, Bending, C-Harp, Single Notes, Warbles)

Call/Response

2007/FEB/25 009 Heavily Syncopated, Call and Response (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Call/Response, Syncopation)

Chromatic Harp

2012/FEB/18 playing the blues on chromatic harmonica (Chromatic Harp)
2012/AUG/25 The Machine Language of Blues Improvisation 1 (Chromatic Harp, Improvisation)

D-Harp

2007/FEB/27 011 Thunky Fing (D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/FEB/28 012 Thunky Fing Continued (A-Harp, D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/FEB/28 013 Thunky Fing Part Three (D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/JUL/04 070 Journeyman's Road - 4th of July 2007 (D-Harp, Journeyman's Road)
2007/SEP/17 086 Riffing the changes 1 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)
2007/SEP/20 087 Riffing the changes 2 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)
2007/SEP/23 088 Riffing the changes 3 (12-Bar Blues, D-Harp)
2008/FEB/20 118 New Sugar Blue 2 (D-Harp, Sugar Blue)
2009/MAY/29 183 Crossroads Blues for harmonica how-to (D-Harp)

E-Harp

2007/JUL/30 076 Third Position 2 (A-Harp, C-Harp, E-Harp)
2007/NOV/01 097 Records 4 (A-Harp, E-Harp, James Cotton)
2008/AUG/13 144 Odds and Ends 1 (Amps, E-Harp, Microphones)
2008/AUG/16 145 Odds and Ends 2 (E-Harp, Overblows)

Eb-Harp

2007/APR/03 039 Improvisation 1 (Eb-Harp, Improvisation)
2007/OCT/26 095 Records 2 (A-Harp, Eb-Harp, Sonny Terry)
2007/OCT/29 096 Records 3 (Eb-Harp)
2007/NOV/09 099 Records 6 (Eb-Harp, Paul Butterfield)
2009/FEB/20 172 Rev. Dan Smith, "Cotton Needs Picking" (Eb-Harp)

F-Harp

2008/NOV/15 158 Mississippi Cotton Blues #2 (F-Harp)

Fanning

2010/MAR/04 AG.12 wah wahs (Fanning, Tremolo, WahWah)

G-Harp

2008/JUN/05 135 I Feel Good 1 (G-Harp)
2008/JUN/08 136 I Feel Good 2 (G-Harp)

Glissandos

2007/APR/30 049 Glissandos! (Glissandos)

Harmony

2010/MAR/29 AG.14 beginning harmony (Harmony)
2010/MAR/30 AG.15 beginning harmony 2 (Harmony)

Improvisation

2007/APR/03 039 Improvisation 1 (Eb-Harp, Improvisation)
2007/APR/04 040 Improvisation 2 (Improvisation)
2007/APR/05 041 The Joyous Disciples of the Blues Harmonica (Improvisation)
2007/OCT/19 092 10 Principles of Blues Harmonica Improvisation (C-Harp, Improvisation)
2007/OCT/21 093 10 principles cont'd (C-Harp, Improvisation)
2009/AUG/04 190 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 3 (Blue Third, Improvisation, Vibrato)
2012/AUG/25 The Machine Language of Blues Improvisation 1 (Chromatic Harp, Improvisation)

James Cotton

2007/MAR/15 026 How to Get Good 2 (James Cotton)
2007/JUL/17 073 First Position 3 (James Cotton)
2007/NOV/01 097 Records 4 (A-Harp, E-Harp, James Cotton)

Journeyman's Road

2007/MAY/31 060 Journeyman's Road 5/31/07 - NYC woodshed #1 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/MAY/31 061 Journeyman's Road 5/31/07 - NYC woodshed #2 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/05 062 Journeyman's Road 6/1/07 - S&A in NYC #1 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/06 063 Journeyman's Road 6/1/07 - S&A in NYC #2 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/08 064 Journeyman's Road 6/8/07 - Charlie Hilbert! (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/10 065 Journeyman's Road 6/9/07 - Portsmouth NH #1 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/12 066 Journeyman's Road 6/9/07 - Portsmouth NH #2 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/18 067 Journeyman's Road 6/17/07 - Tampa #1 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUN/19 068 Journeyman's Road 6/17/07 - Tampa #2 (Journeyman's Road)
2007/JUL/04 070 Journeyman's Road - 4th of July 2007 (D-Harp, Journeyman's Road)

Lip Pursing

2007/FEB/24 006 Combine Single Notes with Chord Rhythms, Syncopation (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Lip Pursing, Rhythm, Syncopation, Tongue Blocking)
2010/NOV/06 AG.25 lip pursing vs. tongue blocking 1 (Lip Pursing, Tongue Blocking)
2010/NOV/05 AG.26 lip pursing vs. tongue blocking 2 (Lip Pursing, Tongue Blocking)

Microphones

----/---/-- 001 Various Including Microphones and Amping (Amps, Microphones, Missing Video)
2008/AUG/13 144 Odds and Ends 1 (Amps, E-Harp, Microphones)
2008/AUG/29 148 Amping the Harp (Amps, Microphones)

Missing Video

----/---/-- 001 Various Including Microphones and Amping (Amps, Microphones, Missing Video)
----/---/-- 024 How to Play Slow Blues: North Mississippi Front-Porch Blues Harp Lesson (Missing Video, Vibrato)
----/---/-- 085 Amps gone wild (Missing Video)
----/---/-- 173 second anniversary special (Missing Video)
----/---/-- 178 Primal Blues Harp (Missing Video)
----/---/-- AG.11 Sunshine of Your Love for harmonica 2 (C-Harp, Missing Video)
----/---/-- AG.19 [Does not exist? --vr ] (Missing Video)

Mister Satan's Apprentice

2007/FEB/22 000 Plans For This Series of Videos (Mister Satan's Apprentice)
2009/NOV/21 AG.4 Mister Satan's Apprentice 1 (Mister Satan's Apprentice)
2009/NOV/26 AG.5 Mister Satan's Apprentice 2 (Mister Satan's Apprentice)
2009/NOV/26 AG.6 Mister Satan's Apprentice 3 (Mister Satan's Apprentice)

Mother Mojo (album)

2007/FEB/27 011 Thunky Fing (D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/FEB/28 012 Thunky Fing Continued (A-Harp, D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))
2007/FEB/28 013 Thunky Fing Part Three (D-Harp, Mother Mojo (album))

None

2007/MAR/09 023 Mother Mojo Part 3 (None)
2007/MAR/14 025 How to Get Good 1 (None)
2007/MAR/16 027 How to Get Good 3 (None)
2007/MAR/15 028 "C. C. Rider" 1 (None)
2007/MAR/17 029 "C. C. Rider" 2 (None)
2007/MAR/24 034 "Watermelon Man" 2 (None)
2007/MAR/25 035 "Watermelon Man" 3 (None)
2007/MAR/26 036 "Watermelon Man" 4 (None)
2007/APR/01 037 Blues Harp From the Crossroads (None)
2007/APR/08 043 How to hold the harp 1 (None)
2007/APR/11 044 How to hold the harp 2 (None)
2007/APR/13 045 Warbles (None)
2007/MAY/08 051 Copy & Comp 1 (None)
2007/MAY/09 052 Copy & Comp 2 (None)
2007/MAY/13 053 Copy & Comp 3 (None)
2007/MAY/18 054 Copy & Comp 4 (None)
2007/MAY/22 056 Copy & comp 5 (None)
2007/JUN/21 069 Satan and Adam 6/18/07 - Ocala, Fla. (None)
2007/JUL/22 074 First Position 4 (None)
2007/AUG/24 082 SPAH 07 (None)
2007/AUG/24 083 More SPAH (None)
2007/AUG/28 084 Even more SPAH (None)
2007/SEP/26 Orientation for new subscribers (None)
2007/NOV/13 100 Happy Birthday Blues Harmonica Secrets Revealed! (None)
2007/DEC/12 104 sing/play 2 (None)
2007/DEC/12 105 Records 9 (None)
2007/DEC/18 106 Records 10 (None)
2007/DEC/24 107 Records 11 (None)
2007/DEC/31 109 Records 13 (None)
2008/JAN/04 110 Records 14 (None)
2008/JAN/30 114 Shrimp&Cat (None)
2008/FEB/03 115 Iron Harmonica Challenge 2 (None)
2008/FEB/08 116 Iron Harp Challenge 3 - NW Harmonica Showcase (None)
2008/MAR/14 119 Billy Gibson (None)
2008/MAR/24 120 Gindick/Missisippi Delta I (None)
2008/MAR/27 121 36 blow octave #1 (None)
2008/MAR/31 122 36 blow octave #2 (None)
2008/APR/04 123 Jam tracks 1 (None)
2008/APR/05 124 Jam tracks 2 (None)
2008/APR/07 125 Jam Tracks 3 (None)
2008/APR/10 126 Jam tracks 4 (None)
2008/APR/14 127 Jam tracks 5 (None)
2008/APR/19 128 Jam tracks 6 (None)
2008/APR/27 129 Deak Harp (None)
2008/MAY/02 130 boogie blues lick (None)
2008/MAY/06 131 Ray Charles I (None)
2008/MAY/11 132 Ray Charles 2 (None)
2008/MAY/24 133 Ray Charles 3 (None)
2008/MAY/30 134 Hallelujah Ray (None)
2008/JUN/20 137 Beale Street Blues Story (None)
2008/JUN/22 138 Walking Through the Park 1 (None)
2008/JUN/28 139 Walking Through the Park 2 (None)
2008/JUL/16 140 Playing Fast 1 (None)
2008/JUL/17 141 Playing Fast 2 (None)
2008/JUL/23 142 Playing Fast 3 (None)
2008/AUG/01 143 Playing Fast 4: Playing Fast While Performing (None)
2008/AUG/20 146 Call/Response 1 (None)
2008/AUG/25 147 Call/Response 2 (None)
2008/SEP/04 149 How to play "Spokey Dokey" (None)
2008/SEP/09 150 How to play "Spokey Dokey" 2 (None)
2008/OCT/05 151 "Juke" lecture 1 (None)
2008/OCT/23 154 new jam tracks 1 (None)
2008/OCT/25 155 New Jam Tracks 2 (None)
2008/NOV/05 157 Mississipppi Cotton Blues (None)
2008/DEC/02 160 New Album, New Harps (None)
2008/DEC/03 161 Klingenthal album 1 (None)
2008/DEC/05 162 Klingenthal album 3 (None)
2008/DEC/11 163 Nat Riddles 1 (None)
2008/DEC/13 164 Nat Riddles 2 (None)
2008/DEC/30 165 Introduction to blues harmonica (None)
2008/DEC/30 166 Introduction to Blues Harmonica, cont'd (None)
2009/JAN/29 167 Sanctified Blues 1 (None)
2009/FEB/03 169 Sanctified Blues 3 (None)
2009/MAR/04 174 Kim Wilson, "Down at Antone's" (None)
2009/MAR/13 175 Kim Wilson, "Down at Antone's" 2 (None)
2009/APR/03 177 Slow Harmonica Blues on Mississippi back porch (None)
2009/MAY/02 179 Harp Talk 1 (None)
2009/MAY/03 180 Harp Talk 2 (None)
2009/MAY/16 181 Copy & Comp NEW 1 (None)
2009/MAY/27 182 Crossroads Blues for harmonica (None)
2009/JUN/22 184 How to play "Digging My Potato" 1 (None)
2009/JUN/24 185 How to play "Digging My Potato" 2 (None)
2009/JUL/03 186 Brendan Power and P.T. Gazell (None)
2009/JUL/15 187 Paul Harrington, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (None)
2009/JUL/31 188 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 1 (None)
2009/AUG/01 189 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 2 (None)
2009/OCT/03 192 Jason and Adam: The Last Lesson? (None)
2009/OCT/03 193 Jason and Adam: The VERY Last Lesson? (None)
2010/OCT/13 AG.1 The heart of blues harmonica (None)
2009/OCT/25 AG.2 How to play harmonica: high octaves (None)
2009/NOV/07 AG.3 Blues Harp in the Studio / Will Tucker (None)
2009/DEC/10 AG.7 Blues Harmonica Woodshed: custom harmonicas (None)
2010/JAN/26 AG.9 Big River Harmonica (None)
2010/FEB/18 AG.10 Sunshine of Your Love for harmonica 1 (None)
2010/MAR/06 AG.13 Mississippi woodshed session (None)
2010/AUG/16 AG.18 Jeff Newsom (None)
2010/AUG/31 AG.20 Kick and Stomp 1 (None)
2010/SEP/07 AG.22 The New Delta Jukes 1 - first rehearsal (None)
2010/SEP/07 AG.23 The New Delta Jukes 2 - first rehearsal (None)
2010/OCT/13 AG.24 one-chord blues (None)
2010/DEC/01 AG.27 side-to-side riffs on harmonica (None)
2011/MAY/29 How to Comp (None)
2011/JUN/13 Harmonica Madness 1: summer woodshed, playing hard with precision (None)
2011/JUN/14 Harmonica Madness 2: Clarke, Norcia, Guyger, stagecraft, and the Bucks County blues (None)
2011/JUN/15 Harmonica Madness 3: grooving with Buckwheat Zydeco (None)
2011/JUN/16 Harmonica Madness 4: grooving with Buckwheat Zydeco (continued) (None)
2011/JUN/17 Harmonica Madness 5: grooving with Chris Botti (None)
2011/JUN/20 Harmonica Madness 6: grooving with Chris Botti (continued) (None)
2011/OCT/21 YouTube Blues Harp Summit - the Gussow/Shellist Event (None)
2011/DEC/01 Modern Blues Harmonica: Sanford and Son Theme and fox chase rhythms (None)
2011/DEC/03 John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, harmonica legend: a lecture/demonstration (None)
2011/DEC/11 Modern Blues Harmonica: Southbound 1 (None)

Overblows

2007/MAR/02 017 Overblows, Tenor Madness (Overblows, Sonny Rollins)
2008/AUG/16 145 Odds and Ends 2 (E-Harp, Overblows)
2008/NOV/20 159 Soprano Harp, first position (Overblows)
2011/NOV/22 Modern Blues Harmonica: overblows! (Overblows)

Paul Butterfield

2007/FEB/24 007 Syncopated Chord Rhythms (Paul Butterfield, Syncopation)
2007/NOV/04 098 Records 5 (Paul Butterfield)
2007/NOV/09 099 Records 6 (Eb-Harp, Paul Butterfield)
2007/NOV/25 101 Records 7 (Paul Butterfield)
2007/DEC/01 102 Records 8 (Paul Butterfield)

Police

2007/FEB/25 008 Machine Language of Blues, Sonny Terry Rhythm (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Police, Sonny Terry)

Reed Adjustment

2007/MAR/02 016 Adjust Reeds (Bb-Harp, Reed Adjustment)
2007/MAR/08 021 Mother Mojo Part 1 (A-Harp, Reed Adjustment)

Rhythm

2007/FEB/24 006 Combine Single Notes with Chord Rhythms, Syncopation (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Lip Pursing, Rhythm, Syncopation, Tongue Blocking)

Single Notes

2007/FEB/23 002 Strong Clear Single Notes, Two Hole Draw Diagnostics (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes)
2007/FEB/23 003 One Hole Draw and Good Vibrato (1 Hole Draw, 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes, Vibrato)
2011/JAN/09 Instant Naked Raw Brutal Blues Harmonica - your first lesson (4 Hole Draw, Bending, C-Harp, Single Notes, Warbles)

Sonny Rollins

2007/MAR/02 017 Overblows, Tenor Madness (Overblows, Sonny Rollins)
2007/APR/03 038 Harp Websites (Sonny Rollins)

Sonny Terry

2007/FEB/25 008 Machine Language of Blues, Sonny Terry Rhythm (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Police, Sonny Terry)
2007/OCT/26 095 Records 2 (A-Harp, Eb-Harp, Sonny Terry)
2007/DEC/27 108 Records 12 (Sonny Terry)
2008/JAN/25 113 Iron Harp Challenge 1 (Sonny Terry)
2008/OCT/11 152 Sonny Terry (Sonny Terry)
2008/OCT/11 153 Sonny Terry (cont'd) (Sonny Terry)

Sugar Blue

2008/FEB/16 117 New Sugar Blue 1 (Sugar Blue)
2008/FEB/20 118 New Sugar Blue 2 (D-Harp, Sugar Blue)

Syncopation

2007/FEB/24 006 Combine Single Notes with Chord Rhythms, Syncopation (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Lip Pursing, Rhythm, Syncopation, Tongue Blocking)
2007/FEB/24 007 Syncopated Chord Rhythms (Paul Butterfield, Syncopation)
2007/FEB/25 009 Heavily Syncopated, Call and Response (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Call/Response, Syncopation)
2007/SEP/28 089 Syncopation 1 (C-Harp, Syncopation)

Tone

2007/FEB/23 005 Subtleties of Tone, Unlucky in Love (Bb-Harp, Blue Third, Tone)

Tongue Blocking

2007/FEB/24 006 Combine Single Notes with Chord Rhythms, Syncopation (2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Lip Pursing, Rhythm, Syncopation, Tongue Blocking)
2007/MAY/26 057 Tongue-blocking 1 (Tongue Blocking)
2007/MAY/28 058 Tongue-blocking 2 (Tongue Blocking)
2010/NOV/06 AG.25 lip pursing vs. tongue blocking 1 (Lip Pursing, Tongue Blocking)
2010/NOV/05 AG.26 lip pursing vs. tongue blocking 2 (Lip Pursing, Tongue Blocking)

Tremolo

2010/MAR/04 AG.12 wah wahs (Fanning, Tremolo, WahWah)

Upper Octave

2007/MAR/20 030 The Upper Octave 1 (Upper Octave)
2007/MAR/21 031 The Upper Octave 2 (Upper Octave)
2007/MAR/22 032 The Upper Octave 3 (Upper Octave)

Vibrato

2007/FEB/23 003 One Hole Draw and Good Vibrato (1 Hole Draw, 2 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Single Notes, Vibrato)
2007/FEB/23 004 Vibrato on Four Hole Draw (1 Hole Draw, 4 Hole Draw, Bb-Harp, Vibrato)
----/---/-- 024 How to Play Slow Blues: North Mississippi Front-Porch Blues Harp Lesson (Missing Video, Vibrato)
2009/AUG/04 190 Satan and Adam, "Groovy People" 3 (Blue Third, Improvisation, Vibrato)

WahWah

2010/MAR/04 AG.12 wah wahs (Fanning, Tremolo, WahWah)

Warbles

2011/JAN/09 Instant Naked Raw Brutal Blues Harmonica - your first lesson (4 Hole Draw, Bending, C-Harp, Single Notes, Warbles)
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