Reply To: Update from Lowboy on the Blues Journey


Hi Leo,

At the risk of sounding too absolute, no melodica sounds like a harp. You have to make them sound like a harp.

My favorite keyboard harmonica these days is an out-of-production Hohner Piano 26/27/32 series melodica with the sound holes on the back side. A Piano 26 works very well. They sound a bit dark. You will have to read my old posts to learn how I manipulate the instrument and amplification equipment to get a harp sound and modulations.

You should read the the notes that accompany my tracks on SoundCloud. Some of the technical information is described there.

Great song by Canned Heat. I have tried to get that harp sound myself.


Lowboy Bootay

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