Why Pay for Customized Harps?? Well, if you are an intermediate to advanced player, you’ll find there’s a huge improvement in the harmonica’s responsiveness and uniformity, which allows you to play better.
Harmonica Gear Review: Greg Heumann’s “Blows Me Away” Mics Why I use these mics for harmonica and what I like about them.
Roly Special (written by Roly Platt) This is an original track from a “commercial music” album – (primarily for use in Music Licensing applications). All other tracks on this album were co-written with Justin Forsley.
Key to the Highway: Jordan John’s Blues All-Stars (thanks to Nick Harding & Milton Young for audio/images) JORDAN JOHN as master of ceremonies (+ rhythm guitar/vox) PRAKASH JOHN Bass, Drums AL CROSS, Guitar/Vocals MIKE BRANTON, Hammond B3 DENIS KELDIE, Harmonica ROLY PLATT
(My harp’s loud because it was aimed right at the camera – sorry) I’m playing through my ’56 Gibson GA 45T (Maestro) with the wonderful tremolo on the amp. I love this amp’s tremolo. Rick Fines Guitar/Vocals, Alec Fraser, bass. Jimmy Bowskill, fiddle and mandolin
Jordan John’s Blues All-Star Presentation Blues All-Star presentation featuring: PRAKASH JOHN on bass Blues guitar dynamo MIKE BRANTON Hammond B3 virtuoso DENIS KELDIE Drumming sensation AL CROSS Harmonica maestro extraordinaire ROLY PLATT JORDAN JOHN as master of ceremonies (+ rhythm guitar/vox)
Live with Rick Fines Rick Fines, Guitar/Vocals Alec Fraser, bass Jimmy Bowskill, fiddle and mandolin Roly Platt harmonica (with the Harp Wah)
Being Canadian – something we can all be very proud of. Here’s my interpretation of O Canada
For all my American friends…
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.
A track from Roly’s CD “Inside Out” I Got a Woman – Live at Southside Shuffle Blues Festival
Seydel’s Big Six, Kongsheng’s Baby Fat and the Harp Wah… a match made in heaven. It was brought to my attention by a few players that these “mini” harps work great with the Harp Wah. I tried them. I agree.
Richard Gjems with his Harp Wah on a minor harmonica.
Check This Line Up…. Enjoy jams, social fun, concerts, daily seminars, performances and lots of hang time with instructors. You will breathe new life and ideas into your soul and your harmonica playing! Great Lakes Harmonica Retreat 2019 is almost here and again, the Harp Wah is a proud sponsor and supporter of this great […]
2 songs with multi-talented Jordan John: Vox, guitar & B3 (I break a reed in the fast shuffle tune then play “Hopscotch” on the harp to avoid the dead note : )
Harmonica, Django & Live Bait…? An early adopter of the Harp Wah, US great Jerry Fierro plays “Blue Drag” by Django Reinhardt with band “Live Bait”. Jerry plays with “Live Bait” every Monday at the Bay House in Naples FL – check it out.
11 Year Old – Mighty Michael Mendelson at SPAH 2019. Michael Mendelson already possesses great tone and licks partnered with a “mature-beyond-his-years” musical attitude. Watch out for this lad… The new “Wah Claw” handle makes it super easy to hold and use, even with small hands. Thanks to Jerry Fierro for this video.
Playing a slow blues (or any slow tune), can be a challenge. Creating space by taking your time and pausing between phrases helps create interest – much like a good story teller.
“It’s cool. The Harp Wah has it’s own thing – a different sound than using a tradition cup.” “Yes!!!! The Wah Claw handle makes it even better!” – Jason Ricci Here’s a snippet of Jason’s first look at this product when it was launched Dec, 2017.
Harmonica Jamming on “Windy City Rag” using the Harp Wah for a bit of colour.
Simple demo showing how I use the Harp Wah in a tune like this. Not too much, just to add a little “something”.
One of my cat’s many talents is dance…
Roly Platt: Southside Shuffle Festival, Toronto, Ontario Roly Platt – Harp & Vox Lance Anderson – B3/piano, Russ Boswell – bass, Al Cross – drums, Terry Blersh – guitar Video by Randall Cook
There’s nothing better than having a Pro harmonica mentor to work with you one on one… especially these days. Learning from and working with a good harmonica teacher, who is also a professional player, will broaden your scope of harp playing and fine tune your skills. Working one on one gives you the important benefit […]
No they don’t! Having some fun with the boys – Soulstack. Great original tune.
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Wow! What a great product!
The Wah Claw makes the Harp Wah 1000% better… much easier to hold and play.
I WAS an amateur, and now I sound like a professional! (At least I think so)
Thanks for a great addition to an already great idea.
Malin DolingerUSA Wah Claw user
“Yes!!!! The Wah Claw handle makes it even better!”
“It’s cool. The Harp Wah has it’s own thing – a different sound than using a tradition cup.”
Jason RicciGround-breaking US harp great
I definitely love the Wah Claw!
It’s great! If the Wah was perfect before, now it’s even better!
“Every harp player needs a Harp Wah to express themselves to the fullest!
Thank You Roly!!!”
Rob PaparozziBlood Sweat & Tears, Blues Brothers...
A great investment!
It (the Harp Wah) arrived this morning and it is brilliant, everything promised and more. It adds a lovely tone to the playing, much better than cupped hands. I would certainly recommend everyone to get one, a great investment.
“This is THE sound I’ve been looking for in a cup style wah.”
I just received my Harp Wah, and I already love it!
It’s waaaay more comfortable to use than a coffee or tea cup, plus it’s much easier to direct the sound into a mic. I look forward to recording with it.
Todd ParrottUS Top Gospel/Country/Blues
“Everyone loves it!”
“In my Intermediate Harmonica Course at Niagara College, I include the Harp Wah as part of my gear seminar.”
Max HillierMusic Instructor - Niagara College
“On tour, I use the Harp Wah… and the new Wah Claw handle makes it even easier to hold.
It’s just a great muted effect for harmonica! A great invention and a beautiful device!”
Marko BallandFrance's great
“It’s just perfect. Fantastic sound and very expressive!”
It’s the best wah sound effect I’ve ever tried – beautifully designed and easy to hold in your hand.
Mathieu Pequeriau (The Celtic Social Club)Harmonica Player: The Celtic Social Club (France)
“I was skeptical … but this is a different beast with its own rich tone.
Definitely a valuable addition to the harp player’s toolkit.
Nice one Roly!”