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Harmonica Lessons: Rhythmic Breathing: Ruffs, Harmonic Concerto Passage

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Some of the other rudiments
I'll just throw you one more.
This one's called a rough.
This is when a drummer
goes [NOISE] you know,
so,
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so that's just four, five,
six draw to seven blow.
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So.
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And then you
can start doing
back and forth.
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Some of those were just
one direction, some where two.
I was mixing, thinking about notes and
rhythmic breathing right there.
For example, the beginning of
my harmonica concerto, I use
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So it's a mixture of notes,
changing breathing patterns,
having a melody that goes between
the bottom and the top of what I play.
Except it's very fast.
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Like
that.
And then it goes
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It's all sorts of arpeggiated patterns
that I have as a combination now, of these
rhythmic breathing things and thinking
about notes and thinking about bends.
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That's a Spanish phrygian run.
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And all of these fast runs
are much easier for me now,
after I started working on
the rhythmic breathing rudiments,
sometime in the mid 1990s.
So I think that's about all I have to
say about it for now, but if you work on
double stroke, triple stroke, quadruple
stroke rolls, paradiddles, and roughs.
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