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
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
Ocean Of Tears: An original track from Roly’s début CD – Inside Out
Western Swing / Boogie Woogie using the new Harp Wah for cupping effects on harmonica.
Love this tune for working on my phrasing and rhythm playing. Excuse the distortion, (new camera & mic. – very sensitive!)
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.
Harmonica Jamming on “Windy City Rag” using the Harp Wah for a bit of colour.
New Orleans-like groove with the Harp Wah
Cool Effects for Acoustic Harmonica that go beyond what regular hand cupping can create.
An F harp is usually not great when using a traditional “Cup” but the Harp Wah does a great job at bringing out the right frequencies.
Retro-style funk – played acoustically using a Harp Wah with the new “Wah Claw” handle plus a bit of “envelop filter” on my mic.
Here are some examples of various sounds, textures and effects that are available using this new cupping device. Check out the NEW “Wah Claw” handle here: https://www.harmonicamute.com/product/harp-wah-wah-claw-handle-combo/
Here’s a nice Funk jam – where I start out through an amp, then switch over to acoustic playing using the Harp Wah. To me, the cupping effects I get with the Harp Wah work well in a tune like this. I would normally choose to go through an amp on this type of track, […]
Funk and Acoustic Harmonica. I find the Harp Wah works well here, giving the track a different sound than every other approach.
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.
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 […]
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. […]