the future of the harp

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the future of the harp

Postby watertore » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:44 am

I recorded this one tonight (tounge in cheek)ala jimmi hendrix meets van halen and all that glamour speed, amped, loud, stuff. I thought maybe this is the harp playing of the future? It seems like the faster you play today and the more distored you get, the more skilled and innovative you are called.

the future of the harp
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the future of the harp no effects
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not going to join the crowd
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Re: the future of the harp

Postby jeffl » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:27 pm

Walter: you better go see the doctor. I think you got a brain aneurism, lol! Nah, I love doin' stuff like that once every 10 years or so. :D I remember hookin' up a 9-volt fuzz amp once & runnin' it into a mixer. It's fun to play around with effects, tones, rhythms, etc.
Now, please go back to the real you. :lol: Leave that stuff to the guys over on Adam's forum.
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Re: the future of the harp

Postby watertore » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:23 pm

bubba: I use to play like that in my younger days all the time and make $500-1k a night and did 20+ gigs a month!

I am back to me as of today :)
Here are some from this afternoons session with the electric 1 man band. All words and music spontaneously created and recorded. Walter


I got that sleeping disease
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10797153
my hometown is a ghost town
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10797152
staying straight is the hardest thing for me
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fighting with your wife
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4th of july in my town
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Re: the future of the harp

Postby jeffl » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:32 pm

watertore wrote:bubba: I use to play like that in my younger days all the time and make $500-1k a night and did 20+ gigs a month!

I am back to me as of today :)
Here are some from this afternoons session with the electric 1 man band. All words and music spontaneously created and recorded. Walter
Yeah, those days are over aren't they. :D
Personally, while I do appreciate the speed and agility demonstrated by some of the guys on the Modern Blues Harp forum, I'm a bigger fan of the old traditional stuff. There's some elements of that old stuff that get left out in the faster styles of today.
Having said that, Jason Ricci is one of my favorite harpers, but that's cuz I believe, A) while he plays alot of notes, there's a purpose for nearly all of them, and B) I know he has a healthy respect for the old guys and their style.

I got that sleeping disease
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10797153
my hometown is a ghost town
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10797152
staying straight is the hardest thing for me
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10797151
fighting with your wife
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10797150
4th of july in my town
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10797149
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Re: the future of the harp

Postby watertore » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:44 am

bubba: I also respect Jason. I hope I get to meet him someday. He is the only pro player I have encountered besides myself that speaks the truth without concern as to where it will land him on the food chain. His overall playing is not for me but there are things he does that I am moved by. Walter
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