The Train

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  • #2865
    Mitch GraingerMitch Grainger
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    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!

    #2894
    HenkHenk
    Participant

    Nice to be able seeing this, we are so lucky to have stuff like this to watch so we can learn of it to ????

    #2911
    Mitch GraingerMitch Grainger
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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..

    #2918
    AvatarAnonymous
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    He was jammin!

    #2946
    AvatarLuckyman
    Participant

    Thanks, I really like this! Great feeling.

    #3013
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    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!

    #3015
    Mitch GraingerMitch Grainger
    Keymaster

    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!
    Mg

    #3062
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Hi

    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.

    #3069
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    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 Parrott

    #4426
    AvatarAnonymous
    Inactive

    Wow!

    #12804
    AvatarD Fitzpatrick
    Participant

    Mitch,
    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.

    #12905

    Can a train actually go that fast …wow that was cool.

    #13107
    TwigsletTwigslet
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    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,.

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    #13109
    AvatarEva Trigger
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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.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by AvatarEva Trigger.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by AvatarEva Trigger.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by AvatarEva Trigger.
    #13180

    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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