Two Hour Live Webinar + Lesson and Reference Materials Sat. Dec. 5 2020 How and what you practice will have a huge impact on your development as a player, but as you will learn in this workshop, one method does not have to fit all. In this live webinar, we will discuss how we both […]
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A Cool Collaboration with UK’s Will Wilde. Will Wilde is a British rock musician from Brighton, England. Will plays Seydel 1847 harmonicas in his own custom “Wilde-Tuning”, which are available to buy from Store: https://www.willharmonicawilde.com/store Website: https://www.willharmonicawilde.com It should be noted that Will is known for his rock-style harp but is also a great melodic […]
Roly Platt’s Harmonica Workshops (pre-recorded) A great gift for the harp player in your life. Roly Platt has been playing harmonica professionally for over 45 years and is now passing on his unique approach to playing through his online harmonica workshops and private lessons. What You Get: Each workshop video is 2 hours in length. […]
Here are some great ideas gift ideas harp players. Click on the links for more information The Harp Wah Like a Trumpet Mute for Harmonica Roly’s Online Harmonica Workshops (Two-Hour, Pre-recorded Seminars) Pre-recorded during Roly’s live, two hour workshops, these online seminars dive deep into great technique, developing expression and learning the mechanics of great […]
Live with Canada’s Soulstack – (3rd Position harp solo at 4:00)
I love to use 3rd position for tunes like this – musically darker and aggressive. Checkout my recorded workshops (2-hour video + lesson material).
I love to use 3rd position for tunes like this – musically darker and aggressive. Checkout my recorded workshop on playing in 3rd position.
Saturday Aug 22, 2020 Here’s a little Funk to get you in the mood for this upcoming 2-hour workshop… Only 20 seats sold (or you can order the recorded workshop)
Amazing Grace – Solo. Recorded though an amp for a little attitude.
If you’re into Butterfield or just want to get inside what makes him special, I’ll be discussing my “vinyl” mentor at this upcoming workshop. Saturday June 20, 2020 Only 20 seats sold for each workshop. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Butterfield’s phrasing • Vibrato • Melodic approaches • PLUS: Interactive Q&A (open topic) For intermediate/advanced level diatonic […]
This is a new series of online harmonica seminars presented by Roly Platt Practical, “plain English” seminars aimed at setting you on a path to becoming not just a better harmonica player, but a better musician as well. Goal: In my early years, there were a couple of players that opened the door to […]
Richard Gjems – Reggae with the Harp Wah
(SOLD OUT) Sunday May 31, 2020 Only 20 seats sold for each workshop. TOPICS INCLUDE: • 3rd Position – How and Why • Being a Great Sideman (that honourable role) • Interactive Q&A (open topic) I look forward to answering your questions For intermediate/advanced level diatonic players
Seydel Lightning: Is it really worth the money?? As an endorsee of Seydel, I’m fortunate that I get a chance to test out some of their products.
Stephane Laidet getting creative with his Harp Wah Duke’s Caravan with a Yonberg D2 harmonica and the Harp Wah by Roly Platt.
Here’s an example of what I tell my harmonica students about being a good “sideman” and how that always involves playing less and making the song “King”. Rick Fines Band A timely song for our current situation… PTBO Music Fest Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Alec Fraser Bass, John Crown Drums, Rob Phillips Piano, Roly Platt Harmonica, […]
Roly Platt: Over the Rainbow I was honoured to have been asked to participate in the Huronia Arts Festival in Orillia, Ontario 2016 Lance Anderson – Piano, Russ Boswell – Bass
Harmonica instrumental: THE CAT by Jimmy Smith Thanks to YouTube channel: LaPietradelParagone
Use this simple technique combined with the all-aluminum Harp Wah, and get pretty cool “muted trumpet” effects. More Tips Here: https://www.harmonicamute.com/using-harp-wah/
Funk harmonica using the Harp Wah. Played in 3rd position. Backing track is in Em using a “D’ harp with the Harp Wah for cupping effects on the harmonica. Backing Track: https://www.sebastienzunino.com/home/backing-track.html
Just like a trumpet mute, the Harp Wah works great on a Gypsy Jazz tune like this one – Django Reinhardt’s “Blue Drag” And who better to play it than Jason Ricci using a Blue Moon Harmonica “It’s cool. The Harp Wah has it’s own thing – a different sound than using a tradition cup.” […]
Ocean Of Tears: An original track from Roly’s début CD – Inside Out
Kerrville Folk Festival Harmonica Workshop June 1 – 3, 2020 10:30am – 3:30pm Kerrville, Tx, USA More Info: www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org
Harp Wah is a Proud Sponsor of… Todd Parrott’s – Carolina Harp Fest MARCH 26, 27 & 28 – 2020 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA More Info: www.ncharmonica.com