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Does anyone use this multiple harmonica technique? 6 months 2 weeks ago #6882

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I'm sure some of you play multiple harmonicas. I often use multiple harps when there is a key change in the song.. or when I want to play chord changes like Norton Buffalo. I'm just wondering if any of you use 2 harps a full step apart to play chromatically like this guy is doing.
I was going to try the technique, and would appreciate any other references which might help me.

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Does anyone use this multiple harmonica technique? 6 months 2 weeks ago #6883

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@Todd,
I have started using two harmonicas a Lo and a High to play horn lines when I can, I do Plas Johnson's line on the Hollywood Flames tune "Buzz Buzz Buzz" and am tearing up Jimmy McCracklin's "Georgia Slop" with two (I know I am tearing it up when my wife tells me so). I'll use two harps for modulations too, and two harps played in different positions. I'll use a chromatic and a
diatonic played in the same key like, Rod Piazza's "Who Knows What's Goin' On". Your band or accompany will have to be sympathetic to your changes as loud volume cannot always be maintained, they should know not to play over the top of you volume wise.
Regards, Pete
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Does anyone use this multiple harmonica technique? 6 months 2 weeks ago #6885

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My hat's off to you Pete.. that's some pretty challenging stuff you're playing.
I often try to play lead guitar stuff (or other lead instrument stuff) on the harp.. so great ideas for using multiple harps. Appreciate the info.

Also, one of the songs I have been doing with my guitar friend is "Ring of Fire", where I play the horn section using harp chords (but just one harp). Sounds pretty cool. :)

Todd
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Does anyone use this multiple harmonica technique? 6 months 2 weeks ago #6888

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The only time I use 2 harmonicas is when I play Orange Blossom Special.
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Does anyone use this multiple harmonica technique? 6 months 2 weeks ago #6897

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@Sarge,
I hear that you kicked the slats from your cradle when you learnt how to do it.. :cheer:
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Does anyone use this multiple harmonica technique? 6 months 2 weeks ago #6908

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It wasn't quite that early.
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