A podcast for harmonica geeks, blues fans and no doubt some tangents along the way. Hosted by Lee Sankey.
Harmonica Fundamentals with Joe Filisko - Lee's Suggestions
Lee Sankey and Joe Filisko talk about Lee's own five suggestions for harmonica fundamentals that build on Joe's list.
Harmonica Fundamentals with Joe Filisko - Riffs, Licks, Hooks and Songs
Lee Sankey and Joe Filisko discuss the last of Joe's fundamentals of playing the harmonica - Riffs, Licks, Hooks and Songs.
Harmonica Fundamentals with Joe Filisko - Single Notes and Tongue Blocking
Lee Sankey continues his deep dive into the fundamentals of playing the harmonica with Joe Filisko. In this episode Joe and Lee discuss fundamental number four - Single Notes and Tongue Blocking. And it's a monster, 1 hour and 15 minute, unashamed, geek out about playing the harmonica.
Harmonica Fundamentals with Joe Filisko - Chords and Tongue Blocking
Lee Sankey continues his deep dive into the fundamentals of playing the harmonica with Chicago’s own Joe Filisko. So far Joe and Lee have managed to spend over 2 hours on the first two fundamentals. Today we pick up the conversation as we delve into the third - Chords and Tongue Blocking.
Harmonica Fundamentals with Joe Filisko - Active Blues Breathing
Lee Sankey continues his discussion with Chicago based harmonica guru Joe Filisko about his Five Fundamentals for Playing the Harmonica. In this episode Lee and Joe cover the second fundamental - Active Blues Breathing, with some tangents about Paul Butterfield and Little Walter.
Harmonica Fundamentals with Joe Filisko - Chords
Lee Sankey begin this podcast with a series of episodes with master harmonica player, craftsman and educator Joe Filisko from Chicago. Joe and Lee discuss the fundamentals of playing the harmonica which Joe has divided into 5 areas. In this episode, they set the scene, talk about tongue blocking and tackle the first fundamental - Chords.
Joe Filisko is a genius. Thank you for bringing him to this format.
You’re killing me!
I’m a newbie and instinctively went right to the lip purse
Now I’m hearing that you need to tongue block.
It is really hard to wrap my head around how to do it.
Love the podcast I hope you keep it going I am in love with the harmonica and love hearing you guys talk shop
Don’t miss it..
“To me the limitations [of the harmonica] are exciting because it makes me focus and exploit the stuff that is limiting and I personally feel that I can be tremendously self expressive through those limitations. It excites me as opposed to feeling there are an infinite number of options.”
Paraphrased from a conversation between Joe Filisko and Lee Sankey on the “The Reedplate” Podcast. If you haven’t heard this podcast - boy are you missing out.