Song in D – 3rd Position (C harp – Seydel 1847 Classic)
Using a Seydel 1847 Classic with a tuned–down 7th hole draw
“Why do you hold your harp at a 45° slant when you play?” I think I get asked that question more than any other… There are a few players I’ve come across online that play harmonica on an extreme angle, but it’s not very common. For me it started when I was learning to play, […]
Interview with Roly Platt on Harp Slinger Podcast Check out all of Jamey Garner’s harp player interviews on his YouTube channel. All my favs & greats are featured in this series. Jamey does a great job in this series. Honoured to be a part of it.
This track was recorded using the Harp Wah and a standard tuned Bb Seydel 1847 Classic. Song in F (2nd pos.)
One of my “Vinyl Mentors”. Vince’s song “Lisa Jane” is a great rockin’ country groove to work on timing and ideas. Song in A – 2nd position (D harp) Check out my Harp workshop: This backing track is in that style: YouTube: Country Karaoke Cow Boys
Funk On The Rocks
Pass on the socks this year. Here are three unique presents that any harp player would enjoy. Three gift ideas for the harmonica player in your life… 1. The Harp Wah “Like a trumpet mute for harmonica” View it here 2. Roly Platt’s Harmonica Workshops Download the recorded versions of Roly’s online workshops. 2 […]
New Orleans Style Jam – Harmonica. Phrasing, syncopation and attack are keys to this style. I explore these harmonica approaches and techniques in my: “All Funked Up” Workshop (Click Here)
Here’s just a “portion” of my instrumental version of Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman” from my CD “Inside Out” This was recorded live off the floor – no harmonica overdubs. I wanted to capture this as “live” as possible. Download Available Here Physical CD Here Produced by Lance Anderson Al Cross: Drums Russ […]
Love this groove. Track is in G. Played on a C Seydel 1874 Classic with flat 7 draw tuning. Learn about playing funk in my “All Funked Up” workshop Click Here Backing Track: AUsher Tracks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqlAoeBVOQnMUv1bDk2gfw
Song in E – 2nd position (A harp) with a bit of 3rd position (D harp) at the end. Seydel 1847 Silver (A harp) & Seydel Lightning (D harp) See my Workshops & Lessons: www.rolys-workshops
Playing in 2nd, then 3rd position (song in E) Using an Envelop filter plus a couple other more standard effects Check out Funk Workshop: https://www.harmonicamute.com/rolys-online-harp-workshops/
Poland’s Marcin Dyjak – one of the most talented and versatile harmonica players in Europe using his Harp Wah. Check Him Out: instagram.com/dyjak_harmonica/ facebook.com/marcin.dyjak.harmonica Marcin is using his Harp Wah with a Kongsheng Solist harp.
Splits and octaves mixed in with my lip pursing style — all in 3rd position. Backing Track by Butternote Music
Leaving space in your playing – playing less, will actually bring more attention to what you do play. Working on more “lyrical” phrasing is where I spend much of my time and effort these days.
Love Joe, love this tune. Song in C – playing 3rd position (Bb harp) Seydel 1847 Classic
Common mistake I see players doing when using the Harp Wah. Plus, some of my own tips on how I use it.
Congo Strut written by Lance Anderson for Roly Platt’s album: Inside Out Full Credits Here: Congo Strut Credits
I’m using the New Vintage Green Harp Wah. Backing Track: Key of E – played in 3rd position (D harp) http://www.quistorama.com/blues Using a Seydel 1847 Silver – standard tuning
Each time I play this classic, I try to do something a little different with my interpretation. Besides adding a couple of new ideas, I’m using the New Vintage Green Harp Wah.
Richard Gjems – Reggae with the Harp Wah
Just Arrived… The Vintage Green Harp Wah Brushed and Polished, Lightweight Anodized Aluminum Get it Here Note: “Vintage Green” Model is a limited run.
Country harp played through an amp. In this tune it can work. Oklahoma Borderline – Vince Gill For more on Country harp playing, here’s a link to my harmonica workshop: Click Here: Workshop – Hot Licks – Country Style
Here, Jason is using the Harp Wah on Saint James Infirmary… Jason Ricci: incredibly innovative playing – always pushing the envelop and raising the bar on what can be done on harmonica.