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#16August 13th, 2007 · 11:21 AM
117 threads / 54 songs
3,065 posts
OMG it's a blues! Man I remember your first song... What was it called, tyco blues or so? Anyway wow you've grown  A LOT since that day. Your vocal delivery is as blues as it can be, you'd get away with it in any pro recording. Ofcourse the recording technique would still give away that you're not a pro - but you're getting Really Close. I mean it!

Good job!
#17August 13th, 2007 · 06:30 PM
160 threads / 88 songs
1,666 posts
United States of America
Thanks alot guys, As for the harmonica, I haven't really ever played the harmonica before, I just picked up this old Hohner bluesharp, for $5 and thought I would give it a shot...  I am not sure how to cup it, or bend it, and I sure haven't figured out this tongue thing.. I know when I try what the booklet says, I end up covered in slober. Not a pretty picture I know...

     Any tips Avi? I sure could use them...

#18August 13th, 2007 · 07:01 PM
29 threads / 14 songs
355 posts
what actually is bending when it comes to harmonica? Could someone explain it to me, please?
#19August 14th, 2007 · 12:23 AM
64 threads / 13 songs
669 posts
United States of America
Bending is basically shifting the pitch of a draw hole down or a blow hole up.  You do it by changing the shape of the inside of your mouth by allowing more or less air inside it.

Here's the basicis:

Hole 3 o 4 is a good place to start.  In hole 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, you can bend only on the draw.  On holes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (iirc) you can bend on the blow.

Draw in hole 4 and while you are drawing, drop your jaw and the back of your tongue smoothly.  If you maintained suction on the harp, the note should fall by around half-a-step.

JimK--for zero experience on the harp, you've made me jealous.  Try to control your blows and draws onto just one hole.  There are a variety of ways to do this, but i find the easiest is to basically pucker the bottom lip and lay the top one flat across the top of the harp.

To cup the harmonica, it's hard to explain in words, but basically, create a pocket of air with the fingers of your right hand cradled over the edge of your left index finger.  If you've ever seen a harp player do this before, you'll recognize it the moment you've got it.  It gives a much warmer, resonant sound and certain flourishes of the hand accentuate bends, slides and vibrato.
#20August 14th, 2007 · 05:13 PM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Must agree, the vocal delivery is excellent and clear, it's all clear.
I really enjoyed that! Good song Jim!
#21November 28th, 2007 · 05:45 PM
15 threads / 12 songs
171 posts
Good stuff! Love the instrumentation! I never get tired of the blues!!!
#22December 4th, 2007 · 02:24 PM
2 threads / 2 songs
9 posts
United Kingdom
Haha fun song. I like it. Probably gonna be in my head all day so yeah thanks a LOT for that!  Glad to hear Bandamp is here to stay! Rock on
#23December 5th, 2007 · 05:23 AM
5 threads / 2 songs
51 posts
liked it!
break form the usual stuff!!
#24December 15th, 2007 · 05:00 PM
115 threads / 18 songs
1,414 posts
United States of America
this has been said already, but man, you've got the vocals down REALLY well for this one!  It was perfect.  perhaps you've got yourself a natural genre of music?

haha.. you're "sound" isn't quite sounding like "crap" on this song!

High rating from me!

#25December 24th, 2007 · 08:42 AM
157 threads / 30 songs
1,953 posts
United States of America
Hey this is great.. Your best one yet.. I love the feel to this blues song and you did a great job on it. The singing fits perfectly, sounds great.  I love the harmonica  it also fits nicely. The mix is excellent.  overall great song and I love the upbeat message.. gotta let em know band amp is here to stay...  gets very very very high vote from me.
#26July 9th, 2013 · 08:23 PM
90 threads / 11 songs
878 posts
United States of America
Here's hoping you're having a fantastic Birthday, Jim! Hope you and yours are happy and well!
#27July 12th, 2013 · 12:10 PM
117 threads / 54 songs
3,065 posts
Sooo it was your birthday Jim? Congratulations! Indeed, hope you are well, and happy, doing whatever it is you're doing nowadays.
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