- August 5, 2015 at 10:37 am #5736
Here is a recording of a blues jam with an acoustic guitar player that begins to show the capability of the melodica as a serious blues instrument. Even though I have developed a number of techniques that make the melodica sound much closer to a harmonica than this recording does, executing them live in the heat of the moment will take more practice. So I would consider this performance to be pretty crude, but showing great possibilities for the keyboard harmonica.
[audio src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6237809/Blues%20Melodica%20Jam%20with%20Acoustic%20Guitar.mp3" /]
LowbowAugust 5, 2015 at 2:15 pm #5739Alan BrintonParticipant
I’m not able to get connected through the links, Lowboy, for this or Melodica Articulations. Are they to SoundCloud? I tried on Chrome and Explorer.August 5, 2015 at 3:17 pm #5740QuetscherParticipant
Alan, if you Copy/Paste the links starting with https and ending with .mp3 it should work.August 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm #5741
Yes you must copy and paste the link as Quetscher described.
Here is a test of another technique to see if the link will be active:
[audio src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6237809/Track%201%20Melodica%20Articulations.mp3" /]
LowboyAugust 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm #5742
When I paste the link, the MW website automatically adds the “Audio src=” text. So that may be stopping the use of a direct hyperlink. LowboyAugust 5, 2015 at 6:41 pm #5743Alan BrintonParticipant
Thanks, Q. I was pasting too much.
Now down to some serious listening!August 5, 2015 at 11:39 pm #5752
Sounds great Lowboy! Some really nice sounds. Didn’t hear any guitar though?August 5, 2015 at 11:40 pm #5753August 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm #5754
How I made the link above
1) I typed the following: Click here for Lowboy’s audio recording
2) I highlighted the words ‘Lowboy’s audio recording’
3) I pressed the link button above
4) I typed the link address in the first box (starting with https, and ending with mp3)
5) I left the second box empty, and pressed the ‘add link’ buttonAugust 6, 2015 at 2:06 am #5764
Thanks for the instructions Daren.
I will give it a try with the link with guitar. I double checked the file and it was the right one with guitar. Something must have gotten mixed up.
LowboyAugust 6, 2015 at 2:11 am #5765
Here is an attempt to post the link with the Blues Melodica and acoustic guitar:
Click here for the Blues Melodica and Guitar Recording
LowboyAugust 22, 2015 at 12:36 am #5825AndreParticipant
Great recording!! Simply amazing!
I love how you make the melodica sound like a blues harp, or even like a crazy psychedelic electric guitar! Great!
And I forgot to mention that it also sounds a bit like a saxophone (at least to my hearing) in some of the examples you shared in the post – Studies in Melodica Articulation!
Love it!November 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm #6224Lee AndersonParticipant
Lowboy: That sounds fantastic. Did you do this through a sound distortion pedal or were you able to create the harmonica like sounds by somehow bending the reeds on the melodica? What kind of melodica is that? It was truly splendid.November 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm #6225Lee AndersonParticipant
Lowboy: Never mind, I just read the other posts on this topic. To say the least, what you are doing is amazing. Incredible playing. Blows and bends my mind — uuuh, so to speak.
LeeNovember 8, 2015 at 4:48 pm #6226
Thanks for the kind words Lee. If you are interested in hearing some other sounds I have squeezed out of a keyboard harmonica, go to SoundCloud.com and search on Lowboy Bootay.
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