Add Some Mojo to your Music!

Mojo is defined as a spell, or charm. In today's urban world it also means talent or appeal. How do successful harmonica players create their own brand of mojo in music?

Besides practice and emotion, they employ a number of playing techniques that create a distinctive sound. Three popular mojo-building techniques are sustain, tremolo and speed. Come on out to Tapas for a demonstration of these three harmonica techniques and a general discussion with practical advice on how to add them to your study and playing routines. With practice, your music can deliver that charm or appeal that casts a spell on your listening audience. You CAN get your mojo workin'! Our meetup always takes time for relaxing and building friendships. Enjoy a drink and a bite to eat from Tapas' wonderful menu, and take to the open stage to perform your music. We welcome all interested parties. Bring your harmonicas, guitar and whatever else you're obsessed with! See you there!

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  • Steph M.

    I agree with Phyllis thanks Pat for the lesson. :~)

    May 22, 2014

  • Phyllis R.

    Almost forgot, Patrick, thank you for the instruction
    and presentation about principles of Mojo. You are
    always most helpful.

    2 · May 22, 2014

  • Pat C.

    As usual, we had good fun at the Meetup. Phyllis wanted me to play E-Z Blues while she sang "Since I Lost My Baby" which gave me the perfect opportunity to play the song I've been working on.

    2 · May 22, 2014

  • Steph M.

    I really enjoy playing with my "Harp" family it's just an awesome group of people. :~„Äč

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Michael D.

    AWESOME! What a way to play, full band on stage, great improvising, and jamming with family and friends. Marc (my son) and Wallace, my other guest had a great time and look forward to next month.

    2 · May 22, 2014

  • Patrick K.

    Hey, what a great Meetup! Many thanks to our special guests Chris (DRUMS!) Paul (PIANO!), Mark (GUITAR!), Wallace (HARMONICA!) and Byron (AUDIENCE!!!) for joining our members for a super evening of music. It was a great time with wonderful music start to finish!

    1 · May 21, 2014

  • Phyllis R.

    Once again, what a rockin' great time we had. Thank you all for the sharing.
    My sister Chris from Grand Rapids, who is a real drummer, happened to be here and drummed for us and her ex, Paul, who is quite a pianist joined in and improvised. They couldn't say enough about what a great time they had. Mark got to play all night with us and the food was outstanding. Tony on guitar and Mike's friend Mark on guitar...Couldn't have been sweeter.

    2 · May 21, 2014

  • Eilene

    Pat: What a wonderful way to describe this event....and love the way you add in some "learning" too....thank you.

    May 20, 2014

  • Danny

    I miss the Tuesday nights at Durty Nellies. I have a guitar lesson on Weds. nights , so I can't make it. Hope you all have fun! Danny

    April 17, 2014

    • Patrick K.

      Hi Dan, good to hear from you! Check out Chicago Guitarists if you are interested, I belong to both Meetups, great people! Pat

      April 18, 2014

    • Eilene

      Danny: I miss the Tuesdays too...would be great to see you/hear you play...

      May 20, 2014

  • Faraz H.

    Would have liked to come, but have a conflict tomorrow. I should be able to make the next meetup in June!

    May 20, 2014

  • Jim L.


    My wife and I are in Colorado, visiting our daughter. Sorry, but I'll have to miss this one again.

    May 14, 2014

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