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introductory lessons
  • introductory lessons
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For all levels, beginners, intermediate or even advanced players trying to add a few new tricks. From campfire tunes to learning how to bend notes to play some lowdown blues. Learn your choice of folk, rock, blues, country, gospel and even a little jazz. 

Ideal for kids 8 years old on up. Excellent for retirees or hobbyists of any age. if you are a pro musician and want to add harmonica to your show adding a new flavor to your sound, I can help.    

You get 4 half hour or 2 one hour private one on one introductory harmonica lessons taught by a true professional harmonica player at Sonny Boy Terry's music studio, just minutes from downtown Houston.

You may also pay by cash or check at your first lesson. Please call right away to set up your appointment right away at 713.822.0437.

Postponement of lessons are allowed with one days courtesy notice by phone or email only - no texting. Failure to contact Sonny Boy Terry to postpone forfeits your lesson for that day. No refunds after the first lesson.

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mentorship program
  • mentorship program
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For the serious student or those who can already play but wish to advance thier playing. You get 10 weekly or biweekly one hour lessons to learn a full arsenal of blues,gospel, country or rock techniques including blow bends, bends, train whistles, vibrato, tremola, two hole shake, call and response, tongue blocking, and voicing consonants and vowels.

You will also learn first, second and third position harmonica playing. Maybe even a little fourth postion folk rock like Bob Dylan or Neil Young.
You can learn songs of your choice or some chosen by Sonny Boy Terry. It's your lesson plan. You get opportunity to jam and play along with Sonny Boy's rhythm guitar learning how to keep time and to phrase solos. 

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texas blues: the rise of a contemporary sound
  • texas blues: the rise of a contemporary sound
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Book by noted author Alan Govenar features a nice chapter on Sonny Boy Terry. Recommended for all blues lovers.

Govenar's book is the most compehensive ever on Texas blues. It contains a wealth of information, entertainingly presented, and great photos as well.

A couple of reviews, from Library Journal:

Govenar, Alan. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. Texas A&M Univ. (John & Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music). 2008.  As this massive, vibrant, and colorful study shows, the importance of Texas Blues is demonstrated by the number of musicians who have practiced or are practicing this art. The coverage is expansive, with introductory essays, interviews conducted by Govenar and others, and a wealth of photographs. Govenar (Meeting the Blues) manages to profile an amazing number of guitarists, pianists, singers, and others, both well known and obscure, who show how much pioneering blues musicians like T-Bone Walker and Lightnin' Hopkins influenced their own development. The discussion of the role played by tiny establishments, radio stations, country music, and several key record labels is particularly enlightening. These vignettes, along with a carefully chosen discography and bibliography, contribute to making this a special book on the blues field, particularly its Texas developments. Recommended for all libraries, especially those with large music holdings.--William G. Kenz, Minnesota State Univ., Moorhead

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2010 Texas Harmonica Festival Poster
  • 2010 Texas Harmonica Festival Poster
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2010 Texas Harmonica Festival Color Card Stock Poster w/Adam Gussow, Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats, H-Town Jukes, Rob Roy Parnell, Sonny Boy Terry Band. 10.00 plus shipping and handling. Money back guarantee minus shipping if not totally satisfied.

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