It's awesome. I have no idea how he managed to transcribe some of these songs so faithfully. His version of Matchbox is just intense. Rabbit Foot is amazing. How Ari managed to transcribe and them on guitar is amazing learning to sing and play them is mind boggling.
I am getting to the vocal stage on some of these tunes. It's very challenging. Blind Lemon has a really difficult sense of melody and timing when compared to some of the other great Blues and Ragtime players. I'd say tapping of the foot is essential.
Ari himself may not agree with me. But a lot of blues songs start the initial melody line on the pickup of the previous bar.
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You may already know this so sorry if I sound a little condecending...
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: Hi Ari- do you have any advice for working
: vocal techniques in this idiom? I took some
: vocal classes but the lessons were more
: appropriate to musical theater. Did you
: follow a structured lesson plan, or just
: sing along and try to mimic the old
: recording? I've been working on your Blind
: Lemon Jefferson dvd and your vocals sound
: really appropriate to the genre.