These elements seem fused together as we listen to a woman breathe in and breathe out of a blues harp, its reedy voice alternately sobbing, wailing and crying out in ecstasy.
Audience members taking first notice of Trinaa€™s big voice will be struck by her prodigious lung capacity and her talent for blowing blues harp better than any guy theya€™ve ever heard. Continuing an august tradition, Trina came east from the Minnesota north, echoing Bob Dylan.
In junior high, she was part of a select group of students chosen to participate in an improvisational theater group, started by a speech teacher, Ert Jones-Hermerding.
A series of formative experiences occurred when Trinaa€™s Improv group teacher encouraged her to audition for the Minnesota State Fair. After high school, she attended the prestigious Berklee School in Boston and received a degree in Professional Music. Around 1997, events swirled around her and the insecure and changing nature of the music business turned life into a winding hairpin-turn-laden path. Through her association with the managers of Sine, Trina became friends with Jody Klein, the son of Allen Klein (ABKCO, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles). Then, Von Freeman, who did marketing and promotions for a top 40 station in Cinncinnati, Ohio, saw her play at Sidewalk and was impressed. In 2008 Trina collaborated on one track on Vicki Gelfana€™s album Uncovered, a€?Long Train Running,a€? that old Doobie Brothers chestnut. Brixton Boogie, an album made in Germany, released in 2009, came about in a typical a€?Trina Hamlina€? manner. Ever the independent, Trina prides herself on not having a a€?Berklee stampa€? on her music.
To try to define Trinaa€™s style, just for fun, a friend who was in advertising did a marketing study on Trina, using fans whoa€™d known her since she was a child and those whoa€™d come to know her as an adult artist. You are all probably aware (especially since I tend to say things over and over (and over) again) that my first guitar was a twelve-string guitar – specifically an Ibanez, which I re-strung to play left-handed. This is not to give you the impression that my relationship with the twelve-string has always been the stuff of fairy tales. For those of you who have always wondered, let me take some of the myth and mystery out of this beautiful instrument. Today, I’d like to go over the basic principles of the twelve-string guitar with you. These files are the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of these songs. The first two sets of strings, the high E (1a and 1b) and the B strings (2a and 2b), are unison pairs. I’ve often wondered if playing the twelve-string guitar led to my fascination with chord voicings. Knowing that you have this extra range of notes at the first position also helps you figure out some songs. I came up with all sorts of ways of playing this, none of them good or even remotely like the recording, which is full of shimmering notes that ring over one another. We’re going to simplify matters greatly by not calling some of these chords by their proper names. The fourth line of the verse brings us back to our original chords, now being played for two beats apiece. A couple of final thoughts concerning the twelve-string guitar: Some people worry about the extra tension on the neck, that the additional strings might cause it to warp faster. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this basic guide to the twelve-string guitar and the song lesson as well.
There was almost always music happening, but not necessarily with her active participation. Dartmouth had a relationship with the Royal College of London and Lindsay spent a semester there.
This is where her life starts to resemble five miles of twisting water slide at an amusement park. Also, while she was still in college, she saw a flyer on which a rock (but rootsy, folky) band was looking for a cellist. While she had made strides in breaking free of classical constraints, there was a lot more to be done. I'd done classical harmony, but that was about looking at the page -- it was like math -- it wasn't about what I heard.
The switch to standing with the cello had its genesis with a 5-song demo CD she'd made when she was with the band in New Hampshire.
Another new development during this period was the coordination between playing and singing.
Dev Ray, her manager, was part of the recording and believed in the product and what she was doing. Local concertgoers can hear her sing what's real and true on January 9 at The Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair, NJ.
In between harp passages, her massive vocal instrument surges, the melody and beat strong and steady, accompanied only by her hand beating against a tambourine.
While shea€™s too young to be the prototype for the a€?Girl from the North Country,a€? she could serve as its archetype. On her live album, One NightStand, Seattle, WA, for the first time, I heard her play some terrific boogie-woogie licks, some soaring ballad accompaniment, and as a jokey aside, a few bars of classical piano passage.
So, shortly after winning the talent show, Trina started taking piano lessons, from a woman from Sri Lanka, who taught out of her house and used the Montessori method.
A contest was held each year and the winner would play the following year with a 36-piece orchestra. The extent of her professional musicianship can get lost on the casual listener who might get immersed in her ability to belt out acoustic versions of southern rock and blues.
She sang classical as well as pop and learned sound engineering, which she enjoyed, and even did some classical conducting. She moved to New York and sang with bands, providing mainly harmonica, accordion and tambourine accompaniment, still noodling around at home. Island Records brought her aboard and she made demos that found their way to producers of the TV show a€?Dawsona€™s Creeka€?. She began working with ABKCO as a a€?development deal,a€? making demos and recording with people like Jimi Zhivago (Ollabelle) and Fernando Saunders (Jeff Beck, Lou Reed). He gave her his business card and later had Trina flown out to Ohio and featured her on a€?One Earth Partya€? radio-sponsored live shows where she performed with pop icons like Paula Cole, Duncan Sheik and the Goo Goo Dolls. Shea€™d met drummer Bill Dobrow and bassist Jeff Hill at the club the Living Room (both of them later played with Rufus Wainwright). In our August feature article on Susan Werner, we mentioned how much Trinaa€™s back-up harp work can raise the level of excitement in a song.


That said, however, she admits, a€?I probably dona€™t realize how much I draw from my experience at college when Ia€™m in a musical situation.
The overall opinion went beyond folk, blues, pop or acoustic rock (she certainly encompasses all of those).
The overall opinion went beyond folk, blues, pop or acoustic rock (she certainlyA  encompasses all of those).
I treated learning the twelve-string simply as learning the guitar, going painstakingly through the same processes that everyone else did – finding the notes on the strings, memorizing chords from diagrams, wondering if my fingers would ever stop hurting. When struck, they sound the same note and this is the same note as on the first and second string of a normal guitar. When you start playing up the neck, especially on the G and D strings, you bring in notes from all over. You should practice this until you have it down smoothly, letting the changes flow into each other. Depending on how you form your first position A chord, try to keep one, or possibly both of your fingers in position on the G and D strings. From the G#m, we go to A (in E shape) and then to C and finally B (or B7) before coming back to the intro progression at its leisurely four beats per chord. Then it hit me between the eyes like that nasty thing that Javier Bardem used in No Country for Old Men. Then, she started studying cello in the fourth grade, and this would be her primary instrument from then on, but she still took piano lessons for 12 years in total. She then spent another semester at Dartmouth and followed that with a summer in San Francisco as a bike messenger.
She'd given it to one of the production professors at Berklee, then figured they were too busy to do anything with it.
This was in addition to playing the New Year's Eve Concert for Peace at the Cathedral of St.
This CD has been chosen to be played on all American Airlines flights this year and has been named #2 in Music Connection's TOP 25 New Music Critiques Of 2008. As she sings about the protagonist's sad dance around the kitchen, all your old ghosts will come dancing out as well.
It's a metaphor for her own life and the world, a hope to preserve what's decent about humanity.
This CD has been chosen to be played on all American Airlines flights this year andA  has been named #2 in Music Connection's TOP 25 New Music Critiques Of 2008. In the clatter of the train wheels, the chanting in the churches and the classrooms, the cadence of our footfalls as we run, the bellows of our breathing, the hammering of our heartbeats, we live our song.
Her words describe personal passion and doubt, but the undercurrent of musical expression seems primitive, reaching back to a time when drumbeats carried our messages on the wind. Tallish, maybe 5 feet-9 or 10, shea€™s beautiful and has that magnificent instrument for a voice. Money was scarce and the family had no piano, but she saved her money, drew a piano keyboard to practice with, and took lessons anyway.
Trina would listen to what her brother was trying to play from a book, and walk over and play it by ear. The first thing they did was to sit on the floor and play games with flash cards and sticks to learn rhythm. She was the lead singer for the band Blue Leaves until around 1994, when the band broke up and she started to go solo. She got some additional people on guitars and recorded the album at the home of producer Marilyn Da€™Amato who operated an a€?in-housea€? recording studio. Although she broke a guitar string during her first song, she played harp until her friends backstage replaced the string and got the guitar back to her.
She describes the song, like many others, as one that came upon her by itself one morning and was finished by evening. Her house concert in Seattle was changed to a beautiful old theater with a recording studio at the back of the hall.
She asked when it was happening, and he said, a€?August.a€? This was not far off, and she needed to check her schedule to see if she could do it. The consensus centered on the phenomenon of Trinaa€™s musical ability to funnel emotions for her listeners. The relationship with Island ended.A  Trina had been performing as a solo act since the fall of 1994, and wanted to tour and develop. Once I got past the adolescent I’m-not-like-everyone-else aspect (funny how everyone goes through that, no?), I found myself drawn to its warm, full sound.
But, just like winters in Chicago, many of the hardships involved have been greatly exaggerated.
But just as playing an electric guitar requires a different mindset than playing an acoustic, one also needs to develop the right feel for the twelve.
If you were to give me three different electric guitars and three different acoustics and told me to play the same song, you would get six different, possibly very different, versions of that one song.
But one thing it did do was make me learn how to tune (and listen to hear being out of tune) in a hurry.
By the bye, if you don’t have a twelve-string guitar, don’t let that stop you from learning this! You’ll want to play this so that your index finger is free, so put your middle finger on the 1st fret of the G string, your pinky on the 2nd fret of the D and your ring finger on the 2nd fret of the A string. I simply strike the sixth string and let my index finger slide from the 7th fret down to the head of the guitar. In the meantime, two popular rock songs that you might know that use this are Wild Horses, by the Rolling Stones and Hey You, by Pink Floyd. Students wore uniforms and a major and minor was required She majored in cello and minored in choral.
While there had been the choral experience in early childhood and at Interlochen during high school, singing was pushed far into the background.
Not by pushing harder, but by getting better contact; by putting the weight of your arm into the bow, into the string, and then it comes naturally. She sings about a girl who tries to protect a lighthouse from storms with just seven stones, She wants to protect something sacred to her. It would make him furious, when Trina would effortlessly mimic what he was struggling to learn. While she never felt that she wanted to be in theater, she a€?enjoyed the whole process of it.a€? a€?I guess I was on the path at an early age, of being some kind of an entertainer,a€? she states.
The first time, still in junior high, she played piano and sang one of her own songs a€¦and wasna€™t chosen. The words and music came together, and she played chords on that song that she didna€™t know she had in her.


Everyone in her audience makes contact with the particular emotions they need to feel when they listen to her. While she never felt that she wanted to be in theater, she a€?enjoyed the whole process of it.a€?A  a€?I guess I was on the path at an early age, of being some kind of an entertainer,a€? she states.
Shea€™d bounced between three clubs in the East Village: Sine, The Sidewalk Cafe (where we first saw her) and CBGBa€™s Gallery (next to the original CBGBa€™s and catering to acoustic acts).
The strings are set together in pairs and each pair of strings is fretted as a single string. If you have fifteen students painting a picture of the subject, will you not get fifteen visions? But developing this attitude early in my playing made me learn a lot about the fretboard and the magic a guitar can produce. Now, when you change from the E to the F#m, all you have to do is slide your pinky and ring finger up two frets and place your index finger on the 2nd fret of the G string.
Since my other fingers have no choice but to follow, they are now in position to take up the E chord when I start the third verse.
I use standard tuning and all sorts of alternate tunings (and man, oh, man, can you have a blast with those!) with both my electric and acoustic twelve-strings. Simply stated, you take one regular six-string guitar, buy a set of twelve-string guitar strings and put all the “b” strings on the six-string!
She finally bought a piano and tried taking lessons as an adult, but as it turned out, her love of music was not accompanied with a matching talent. As it became apparent that her brother wasna€™t cut out for music, it was finally Trinaa€™s turn. A couple of years later, at the age of 16, she played and sang a combination of two covers, one fast and one slow.
There was one available in the house that she shared, but it took 2 years for her to pick it up and learn it.
Trina describes her management experiences as a€?very free form,a€? people guiding her, but in an undirected sort of way.
It was a blast.a€? Because the album was not completed at the time her songs first appeared on Dawsona€™s Creek, she was unable to garner much publicity from the TV exposure. If you remember that song all too well and think you were burned out on its excessive presence on FM airwaves in the a€?70s, think again. And ita€™s this underlying understanding of whata€™s happening that I dona€™t always give myself credit for. Most were pass-the-bucket a€?tip houses,a€?A  where performers were not paid, and made their money from the collection at the end of each performance. There was this really cool thing, when I started to sing and I hadn't had any lessons -- I could go up or down -- finally it fell into this groove of what felt real and right and natural. For me, it's like, make a sound in your belly and try to not interfere with it on its way out. She began with a fast song, a€?Ia€™ve Got the Music in Me,a€? segued into the slow one (a Kim Carnes song) and then finished up with the fast one, and she won. Additionally, she did a few gigs there, and was noticed by a man named Krisz Kreuzer who asked her to write words to some songs he was recording for an urban blues album. Part of that is because I always felt a little bit off-kilter as a kid because I could hear, but I didna€™t always know what I heard.
The best thing to do is to discuss it with someone who knows a lot about your particular make of guitar. She dedicated it to her Uncle Murray, who used to coax her to sing that song impromptu in some of the tonier restaurants in New York City. This is where she picked up the harmonica, purely by accident.A  Two college friends were in a blues band, a€?The One Eyed Jacks,a€? that shea€™d go to see after she got out of school.
Maybe if I learned something about jazz, or how to write chords and songs, it would get me where I needed to go.
She was asked to pick some songs, which were then arranged for her and she sang without playing piano (a€?weird for me,a€? she said). Using overdubs, Trina provided back-up harp throughout the entire song, as well as the harp solos that are in the forefront along with her lead vocal. Working with Susan [Werner] has been amazing because she talks in those terms a lot and I know that I understand it.a€? All that Trina has experienced prepared her well for her supporting role with Susan.
She was asked to pick some songs, which were then arranged for her and she sang without playing piano (a€?weird for me,a€? she said).A  She performed with the orchestra for 11 straight days in front of an audience of a€?about five thousand peoplea€? each time. She thinks that perhaps watching the leader play harp gave her some insight into playing it. The G an octave higher than the open third string is at the third fret of the first string.
Dionne Warwick was supposed to play at the final a€?Grandstanda€? show, but couldna€™t make it, so Trina filled in, along with Michael Johnson, a pop singer, the showa€™s opening act. When another singer songwriter friend, for whom Trina sang backup vocals, asked Trina to play harp on a song, she demurred at first, but gave in. It turned out that, while all the players were top notch, she was tired of hearing regurgitation of standard pieces, tired of accuracy and excellence but with a lack of heart, genuineness and inspiration.
Although the Montessori method eventually leads its students to sight reading, Trina refused. A couple of months later, the consultant got back and said that Susan needed a band during her Gospel Truth tour.
The stage was bigger than anything shea€™d ever seen, and when the lights were turned on, she couldna€™t see the audience - just a a€?black wall.a€? These days, the audiences are a lot smaller in the clubs, and when she plays festivals, large audiences dona€™t faze her. Her friend taught her how to a€?benda€? a note, it gave it more of a a€?voice.a€?A  Trina did it and liked it, then started a€?fooling arounda€? with harmonica.
I studied jazz, songwriting, cello performance in general, ear training and harmony, all that stuff.
Finally, her teacher forced her to leave, saying she had to study with someone who would force her to read music. She listened to albums by harp players, but that didna€™t help, so she just kept experimenting on her own. People were always talking about 'one-four-five' [chord progression] -- I had no idea what they were talking about. She was fascinated by the rhythms she was getting - different than the ones she was singing.
No matter what I throw at you, you land on your feet.a€? Given that Susan constantly needs to change things up to keep it interesting for herself, Trina is the perfect band mate for her.



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