Sponsor of Todd Parrott’s “Harp Fest”
Check it out here 2019 Carolina Harp Fest. 3/28-3/30 at The Blue Note Grill, Durham, NC, featuring: Buddy Greene, Johnny Sansone, and a host of other great harmonica players and instructors. Register by 2/15 for the early bird rate of $145 at www.ncharmonica.com. It’s gonna be a good one – don’t miss it!
Live: Slow Blues Solo – Roly Platt
Here’s a snippet of a tune w/ Wayne Buttery @ “Gabor & Friends” Charity Event in Collingwood Ontario Musicians: John Finley, Dean McTaggart, Danny Weis, Steve Kennedy, Simon Wallis, Chris Howells, Gabor Szepesi, Joe Agnello, Dave Breckels, Rick Lazar, Bernie LaBarge, Stephen Cassini, Lisa Hutchinson, Connie Scriver, Steve Henry.
Harmonica – The Evolution…
Solo Harmonica (Cupping Effects)
Here’s a solo harmonica clip (no backing track) using the Harp Wah. This video gives a “naked” example of some of the affected tones available with this product.
Jake Knows Harmonica: Harp Wah Review
Jake, of “Jake Knows Harmonica” is one of the most well known sources online for harmonica gear reviews, harps and related harp equipment demos. I’ve been wanting to get my Harp Wah in Jake’s hands for him to try for quite some time now, and finally we connected on this. If you enjoy learning about, […]
Effects for “Acoustic” Harmonica?? Now a Pro Solution…
When playing through an amp, there are so many choices for sound options and adding effects to your setup – mic choices, amp options, effect pedals etc.. But what can we add to change up our acoustic playing? Now I have a Pro solution I carry in my harp gear bag – the Harp Wah. […]
“Rippin’ It Up” – Orig. by Roly Platt
Here’s a tune I wrote for my début CD “Inside Out”. RIPPIN’ IT UP WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY ROLY PLATT CD: A track from Canadian harmonica player Roly Platt’s Début CD: INSIDE OUT Purchase / Download the CD: https://www.harmonicamute.com/product/inside-out-cd-hard-copy/
Harp Session: Minor Blues on Standard Tuned Harp
A recent session for Lee Palmer’s 5th studio album Horns & Harps, released to radio September 7, 2018 Playing a standard tuned (Richter) harp – Seydel 1847 THE ONE TAKE PLAYERS Iain McNally – Electric and acoustic guitars Sean O’Grady – Drums and percussion Alec Fraser Jr. – Electric bass Steve O’Connor – Grand Piano, […]
Roly Platt: Ocean Of Tears
“Ocean Of Tears” Written by Roly Platt & Steve Strongman Vocals & guitar: Steve Strongman Harmonica: Roly Platt From Roly Platt’s Début CD: Inside Out. Buy It Here • Multiple “Harmonica Player of the Year” – Maple Blues Awards Nominee (Canada’s national blues awards) • Gold Record: for the Toronto Blue Jays Theme Song – […]
Play Harp fast & naturally w/ the Harp Wah
Here’s a good example of how, when using this product, I can play quite freely, much the way I normally do. My hands remain in a similar position to how I would play acoustically. I designed this product so I could play more freely than using a cup. At the same time, it aims the […]
Jerry Fierro VS the Harp Wah (Cage Match)
Florida’s Jerry Fierro having some fun with The Harp Wah. Jerry got his Christmas gift early this year. Gift Certificates available here:
Stephane Laidet – Innovative Harp Wah
Stephane Laidet “Funky May” Using a Yonberg harp & “Harp Wah”. http://stephanelaidet.wixsite.com/farmo http://fr.yonberg-harmonica.com/ https://www.harmonicamute.com/
What’s a Good Gift for a Harmonica Player?
Hmmm… what to buy a harmonica player who has everything (even though they wouldn’t admit that)? Well, here’s some new and unique ideas… 1. The Harp Wah The Harp Wah is like a mute for the harmonica. It can create effects much like a trumpet mute does for a trumpet player. This “Harmonica Mute” has […]
Christmas Gifts for Harmonica Players
The Harp Wah A Great, Unique Gift Idea for a Harmonica Player… Here’s something new for your holiday shopping list (for the harmonica player in your life) – The Harp Wah by Roly Platt This new, first-of-its-kind cupping device gives the player controllable “wah” and resonator-like effects by adding “Trumpet […]
Harmonica for 2018 Brazilian Film “Doble”
Watch the Video[/su_youtube_advanced]I recently recorded this harp track on “Despedida” for the Brazilian film “Doble”. Staring: Julieth Restrepo, Christian Meier. Performed by Majida Issa, composer César Escola. Here is a music video of the track. Great to be able to collaborate on international projects like this. Much success to all involved.
Where to buy Harp Gear?
If you looking for a new gift idea for a harmonica player, have a look at the Harp Wah. The Harp Wah is a Resonator and Mute Combined for acoustic harp playing. “Like a Trumpet Mute for harmonica”. Here’s a video showing at least some of what can be achieved:
Gift Ideas for Harmonica Players…
Looking for a gift for the harp player in your life? Here’s 3 Great Options… The Harp Wah Everyone Loves New Gear. This new, first-of-its-kind cupping device puts controllable “wah” and resonator effects right in the hands of the player — adding a “Trumpet Mute-like” “Brassy” tone to the harmonica. Just pick it up and […]
New Harmonica Gear
Are There Any Effects for Acoustic Harmonica? Yup. Everyone loves to see new harmonica equipment hit the scene… Over the past 15 years, I’ve seen an explosion of innovative products take to the market, everything from custom amps, custom mics, effect pedals, harmonica racks, custom harmonica parts and innovative tools. The list goes on. There […]
New Harmonica Gear Reviews
As the product’s designer, it’s really an honour for me to watch some of the top harp players in the world use this new harmonica device. Here’s a small sampling of some of the greats demo-ing the Harp Wah. In This Video: Ben Hewlett, Joe Filisko, Howard Levy, James Conway, Peter Madcat Ruth, TJ Klay.
Cupping & Wah Sounds on Harp
The Harp Wah vs. Standard Hand Cupping Techniques: By far, the most important and effective technique for getting cupping and Wah Wah sounds on harmonica is great hand techniques. Click Here for Demos So What’s the Harp Wah All About? Well, what it’s NOT about is first – it’s not a replacement for hand cupping. […]
Harp Session: India’s Rabbi (Rabbi Shergill)
Harmonica Session – India’s “Rabbi” (Rabbi Shergill). I just finished a Harmonica session for India’s very successful “Rabbi”. It was a pleasure working with him on his new EP. I’m looking forward to hearing the final mixes. My “Harp Wah” was a nice option to have available for this project.
Better Cupping Techniques Harmonica
Over the years I tried the old-school “playing into a cup” technique on some recording sessions and live gigs, but I always found it awkward – especially when trying to aim the sound into a mic. MORE IMPORTANTLY, I found it quite limiting when trying to just play “freely”, the way I normally do. Here […]
Harmonica World Magazine Reviews: The Harp Wah
Review: Harp Wah™ Harmonica World Magazine (UK) by Neil Warren April, 2018 Canadian harp player, Roly Platt, has developed the Harp Wah, a mute/resonator accessory based on the diatonic harmonica trick of playing into a glass. This produces a pronounced wah sound. The glass trick has long been a gimmick to pull out for a […]
Welcome News for Harmonica Players in the UK. The Harp Wah™
New great for Harp Players in the UK. The Harp Wah™ The Harmonica Company now carries the Harp Wah, the new Cupping / Wah effect for acoustic harmonica by Roly Platt.