Posts Tagged: improvisation

A Dragon Hunter’s Tale

This weekend I ventured, yet again, deep into the bowels of the TTC where I played the tale of Brave Sir Guy (pronounced the French way, like “gee”).  I really enjoy playing songs with such pronounced phrasings.  It gives the

A Dragon Hunter’s Tale

This weekend I ventured, yet again, deep into the bowels of the TTC where I played the tale of Brave Sir Guy (pronounced the French way, like “gee”).  I really enjoy playing songs with such pronounced phrasings.  It gives the

Stairwell Jam

I love subterranean acoustics.  I love it when you find that perfect underground spot to play, cornered in just right and surrounded by concrete.  The other day, for instance, I was waiting for a friend in front of his condo

Stairwell Jam

I love subterranean acoustics.  I love it when you find that perfect underground spot to play, cornered in just right and surrounded by concrete.  The other day, for instance, I was waiting for a friend in front of his condo

A Summer Subway Song

I haven’t spent nearly enough time in the subway lately!  So I went down today and blew a few tunes on my new Golden Melody in B-flat. Yes, I broke down and bought a Hohner because the Seydel I want

A Summer Subway Song

I haven’t spent nearly enough time in the subway lately!  So I went down today and blew a few tunes on my new Golden Melody in B-flat. Yes, I broke down and bought a Hohner because the Seydel I want

Something Had to Break the Silence

Hello, dear reader, it’s been a while. I found one of my old videos and thought it was worth sharing with you.  It’s a harmonic minor jam I shot while alone on the subway one morning.  Nothing special, just fun,

Something Had to Break the Silence

Hello, dear reader, it’s been a while. I found one of my old videos and thought it was worth sharing with you.  It’s a harmonic minor jam I shot while alone on the subway one morning.  Nothing special, just fun,

My New Favorite Place to Buy Harps

Well, dear reader, consider this my second official endorsement (though I’m not getting anything for writing this, so I suppose it would be an unofficial endorsement… bah, point being, I endorse these guys!).  It has long been my curse that

My New Favorite Place to Buy Harps

Well, dear reader, consider this my second official endorsement (though I’m not getting anything for writing this, so I suppose it would be an unofficial endorsement… bah, point being, I endorse these guys!).  It has long been my curse that

Jam on Warren’s Porch

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s birthday party and at some point during the night found myself on the porch with a harmonica and a small audience. It’s always nice to play for people who really

Jam on Warren’s Porch

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s birthday party and at some point during the night found myself on the porch with a harmonica and a small audience. It’s always nice to play for people who really

Spontaneous Participation in Art

This has to be my favorite harmonica video of all time.  I was visiting Gibbs Farm in New Zealand when I discovered this giant tensile sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor and was cosmically compelled to play into its echoing maw. 

Spontaneous Participation in Art

This has to be my favorite harmonica video of all time.  I was visiting Gibbs Farm in New Zealand when I discovered this giant tensile sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor and was cosmically compelled to play into its echoing maw.