February 10, 2016 at 9:54 am #2865
As we’re all familiar with “the train” I thought I’d post some inspiration from one of the original masters. Mr Deford Bailey.. here he is playing a couple of his signature trains, that were heard on the Grand Ole Opry for around 3 decades, starting in the 1930’s!
February 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm #2894HenkParticipant
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Nice to be able seeing this, we are so lucky to have stuff like this to watch so we can learn of it to ????February 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm #2911
Thanks Henk, I was pleasantly surprised to find these performances on Youtube. De Ford was one of the first famous harmonica players, thanks to the Grand Ole Opry, but a shy man apparently, so this may even be the only video of him playing..February 25, 2016 at 10:59 am #2918AnonymousInactive
He was jammin!March 12, 2016 at 1:03 am #2946LuckymanParticipant
Thanks, I really like this! Great feeling.April 4, 2016 at 10:23 am #3013AnonymousInactive
What a great video!!
One thing I couldn’t quite figure out: Ah-Ti-Ka are all three of those draws? And then a breath? At first I thought Ah was a draw, with Ti-Ka being blows, then I watched the video again, and it sounds like all three are draws. Thanks for your help everyone!April 4, 2016 at 7:09 pm #3015
Hey Marisa, Welcome!
The A TIC A in the train video from step one is all draws, It’s actually one long draw, broken up by saying those syllables. Checkout the pdf for step one! 🙂
See your round!
MgApril 18, 2016 at 3:48 am #3062AnonymousInactive
Enjoying the lessons and practice. Like the clip. I have been experimenting with different sounds and the number of indraws to blows. Great fun but cant quite seem to get that really high speed. Is it almost all diaphragm by then? I seem to have to use that more to get the speeds I am getting.April 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm #3069AnonymousInactive
Have you hear Todd Parrott? He really knows his way around the harp. His train music in “This Train Is Bound for Glory” is awesome.
This Train – Todd ParrottAugust 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm #4426AnonymousInactive
Wow!July 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm #12804D FitzpatrickParticipant
I know it ‘s been a while since this was originally posted, but do you think you can get the link back for those of us coming across this now? I’d love to see it.
Thanks.July 10, 2019 at 10:14 pm #12905Patrick CoyleMember
Can a train actually go that fast …wow that was cool.July 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm #13107TwigsletParticipant
Wow , that train is moving at top speed. Where does he get the breath from. I’m still struggling to do the train at the beginning. Very impressed.!! I run out of breath before the minute is up despite trying every chance I get and it never sounds like Mitch’s!!
Back to the drawing board,.
July 30, 2019 at 7:16 pm #13109Eva TriggerParticipant
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Thanks Henk, I was pleasantly surprised to find these performances on Youtube. De Ford was one of the first famous harmonica players, thanks to the Grand Ole Opry, but a shy man apparently, so this may even be the only video of him playing..
A very nice man! My favorite type of artists is calm and shy ones. Very pleasant to watch them do their thing.August 24, 2019 at 1:10 pm #13180Matthew HewittMember
Sorry to be necro an old thread,
I was just wondering if anybody else finds that by their 5th or 6th train a-tic-a their lungs are pretty full, and the ha (blow) has to be quite long equilise again?
I’m finding a lot of my draw:blow ends up being a 1:2 ratio, no idea if this is normal?
Both of these trains are pretty epic too 😀
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