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johnleewfan
25 posts
Aug 12, 2022
3:44 PM
Hi, all my harps are in storage except for my Manj in D. So, for inspiration, can anyone suggest recordings (youtube would be great) played on a D harp? Crossharp, straight harp, third position preferred.
Mirco
694 posts
Aug 13, 2022
8:21 AM
Junior Wells
"Junior's Wail"
1st Position in D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDkEGE1vM5w
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WinslowYerxa
1770 posts
Aug 13, 2022
10:39 AM
Little Walter:

Blues with a Feeling
Mellow Down Easy

Sonny Boy Williamson II

The Goat
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sonvolt13
263 posts
Aug 13, 2022
1:11 PM
Jimmy Rogers/Walter Horton: “Walking by myself”
Paul Butterfield: “ Born in Chicago”. “Mellow Down Easy” “Thank you Mr Poohbah”,
Muddy Waters/Paul Butterfield “Sugar Sweet”
All cross harp

Last Edited by sonvolt13 on Aug 13, 2022 1:12 PM
johnleewfan
26 posts
Aug 13, 2022
2:01 PM
Ooh, great stuff, thanks!
GamblersHand
738 posts
Aug 15, 2022
6:41 AM
Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells


It's Alright Now - James Harman


Fabulous Thunderbirds (Junior Parker) - Feelin Good

Last Edited by GamblersHand on Aug 15, 2022 6:43 AM
dougharps
2319 posts
Aug 15, 2022
11:34 AM
Also (less specifically) try playing with ANY blues songs in Em playing in 3rd on a D harp (maybe try E major songs, too), songs in A and Am playing in 2nd position, and songs in D in 1st position.

The songs don't have to be classic harp tracks, in fact if there is no harp at all it will be better for you to practice improvising in those positions. You don't always need to copy existing harp tracks; you can expand your own skills by making it up as you go...

Edit: how do you figure out the keys of songs? Try playing along!

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Doug S.

Last Edited by dougharps on Aug 15, 2022 11:37 AM


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