Reed Smith wrote:
Yeah, I researched that one. Norton uses four different harps. All he is doing is playing the chord changes in second position. I can do this song (after a fashion) by holding four harps in between different fingers. I have the keys written down somewhere if you are interested. I have seen Norton in other videos holding up to 5 harps in a stack.. so maybe he decided that was easier than trying to swap out harps during a song.
Pretty cool that you can play Orange Blossom Special Sarge.. I guess you are swapping harps for the key change?
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.
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.
I have started doing jam sessions on Jamkazam with a guitar player friend of mine, since we dont live close together. It actually works.. close enough to real time to be viable. We heard about it from another guitar player that we know that jams with several others.
The sound quality is not great.. however I believe this is more a factor of the hardware we are using (PC, audio interface, etc). My PC does not meet the minimum requirements. The main thing is that we are able to jam together. I had to adjust my device settings to optimize the latency.. they have pretty good technical articles on their site.
You can even record your sessions.. and the basic service/software is free.
Anyway, pretty cool technology.
I would like to spend some time with Jazz as well, mainly because there is lots of material covering jazz improvisation. I hope to apply some of that theory to the harp.
Reed Smith wrote: