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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 […]
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.
Online Harmonica Recording – Roly Platt I have been very fortunate to have enjoyed a long-running career, which straddles both the live and studio scene – coast to coast in Canada and beyond. I have toured and recorded with many greats, including: David Clayton-Thomas, Matt Minglewood, Susan Aglukark, Dutch Mason and Ronnie Hawkins, and has […]
Here’s my approach when getting in really tight to a mic when using the Harp Wah. More Tips Here: https://www.harmonicamute.com/using-harp-wah/
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, […]
Always loved country swing. Asleep At The Wheel, one of my favs. “Roly Poly” w/ the Harp Wah
How I use the Grip tape that comes with the Harp Wah. Plus, another look at my grip suggestion for a better seal when cupping the Wah.
Here’s some of my tips on playing the Harp Wah into a mic. – live or in the studio. Less is often more.
Bill Lifford, aka HB MarkedDeck, offers a nice review on his new Harp Wah, but also offers some great tips he’s discovered on gripping/playing options. Check this out…. Bill’s You Tube Channel:
Here’s another video on gripping the Harp Wah – some options to try.
Here’s an alternative technique that I find useful for holding Harp Wah. Get better cupping techniques with a harmonica and the Harp Wah “cup mute”.
Overview of The Harp Wah. What is a “cup mute” for harmonica? Is the Harp Wah supposed to replace my regular hand cupping? When would I use this? A new sound for acoustic harmonica playing.
Learn more about how this idea came about & why it can be a game changer for acoustic harp playing. This was something I created just for myself – to solve a problem I had when tying to use the old-school “playing into a cup” technique.
Yes. Very Well. Great even using an “F” harp. This resonating harmonica cupping device still allows you to get great Wah sounds on the harp.
Tips & Basic Positioning of the Harp Wah. This video includes tips for both versions – with & without the “Wah Claw” handle