Pokey is a force of nature! Their harp player is pretty neat as well, anybody got any lore on him
Emil Ernebro, homesick mac, grant dermondy, sonny terry and brownie mcghee sums up my listening these days, but its always changing
Thanks! The list is complete now, there has been a few replies to it. Would it be posible to delete these so that the only replies contains links to songs?
Turkey in the straw
Will the circle
I'm looking over a four leaf clover
Cluck old hen
Yesterday I watched a video by Jason Ricci and it got me inspired to learn something new! Most of my co-playing exerpeience is with pop, folk and reaggae musicians and I have always used one of three strategies.
1. Play blues licks in betweeen
2. play relative minor over a major key in 3rd or 4th position
3 Play in 1st position
I have always felt limited, because I feel like first position is difficult to make the harp sing and always playing minor/blues over major get's repetive. But I realize now that with 12th positon it's posible to get some very nice major scale licks and melodies with soul and wail! Does anyone have exerience playing the major scale in this position? There are some challenging bends around the third hole, but I am going to practice this until I can master it! I have a feeling it will open a new world of harping? Specially because I don't live in blues-country, it's very rare to find good blues guitar players here. This might make it more enjoyable to play pop music
Very nice version of Fly me to the moon in 12th position, played by Paul Lassey
I am happy you found a harmonica with high affinity for your mouth! We all have a favorite in terms of harp affinity, for me it's the Hammond from Suzuki. I have never tried the lower end suzuki harps like this one, but now I might will!
This thread is the greatest! The harmonicacists conspiracy against reasonably unreasoable women!
I have come to realize that as well, many years ago I ordered two promaster from Brendan Power in G and D with a book with tunes for the paddy tuning, but sadly I have lost them both. Last christmas I got a paddified Seydel Session in D from my girlfriend, but I quickly came to realize that one in G would have been better. I have seen easttop selling them so I am considering getting another G from them in the future.
The sampler looks like tons of fun! Unfortunately it's way out of my bugdet!
I will make sure to check out your contributions over there! Is your ukes tuned in different intervalls between the strings or at higher/lower variations of the same tuning?
Hey, maybe you can help me with something Tootler? I am forever searching for cool jigs to play on the harmonica. Do you know of any? Especially ones I can use the G harmonica to play which doesn't utilize the 6th (E) degree of the scale in the bottom octave. If the tune can be played on a D harmonica, it's alright because I have a paddified D harp.
At the moment I am working on Carraroe, Martin Hayes has a beautiful rendition of it on on the "Live from Seattle" album on Spotify. It has some difficult jumps which makes it a challenge
It sounds very good! Did you have a nice holiday? Looks like good weather!
The fast one! Great track!
Dexer: Nice song! I suppose home is where you hang your hat, some people hang it by the entrance door, others hang it in some distance place. It seems to me culture is something we can't escape, it defines us to some degree, but still we can choose to identify ourselves with history and tales from our ancestors. I guess it's a paradox between what made us who we are and what put us where we are. Myself I often feel rootless and I have travelled quite a bit, but whenever I return to the valley of my childhood I get that familiar feeling of being home, around each turn there is an assosiaction and a memory reminding me who I am.
Toots: Are you a member of the Uke' undergound? I have been lurking there on and off for a while, my username is "sun". What is yours? I like your songs, there is something about hornpipes that suits me very well, the slow rocking rhythm expressed through beautiful melodies. What a great musical heritance you have got in the british isles! How are you recording your uke and harp together? I would like to try that out to! What kind of uke are you playing? I have a washburn, great sound! The best uke I have had.
Andy: Fairport convention is one of the bands that got me into folk rock, what a great bunch of musicians! I think they are one of the oldest, still playing band in the world? I remember they did a concert in Bergen a few years ago when I lived there. Do you know if they are still playing? Good job one the song! Have you tried playing with a metronome? I have found that on songs that are repetive on their own can really get a new life if you have a beat to work around.