- December 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm #7912LowboyParticipant
Just for demonstration purposes, here is a rehearsal recording of my band playing a blues song last week; specifically, Big Boss Man, made popular by Jimmy Reed in 1960 and written by Luther Dixon and Al Smith. Jimmy Reed’s songs (he wrote most of his own songs but not this one) work well with the melodica and as play-a-longs. Nearly all his songs are on YouTube.
I call this recording naked because the melodica is fully acoustic, the vocals are fully acoustic, and the guitar is fully acoustic. The Fender Jazz bass is amplified for obvious reasons. We just stood around my pocket recorder and played.
So nothing earth shattering here in terms of performance or recording technology, but just the simple application of a keyboard harmonica to the blues for demonstration purposes. I believe I was playing a Hohner Cassotto 27 on this rendition. My favorite melodica for the blues is now the Hohner Piano 26.
This was about the fifth time we ever played this song together.
Lowboy BootayDecember 4, 2016 at 11:36 pm #7915Alan BrintonParticipant
Great melodica sound.December 5, 2016 at 11:19 am #7918QuetscherParticipant
This is very VERY impressing! Sometimes your sound comes so close to a harp that the difference is barely audible, and sometimes it sounds like an organ or like a melodica or like an instrument that you have developed and that is different from each other instrument that I know. You have my deepest admiration.
Greetings, QuetscherDecember 5, 2016 at 5:04 pm #7922SyafParticipant
The dynamic is on point, sir.February 21, 2017 at 6:19 pm #8282Dee CookParticipant
Nicely done. Subtle, and great blend – hard to pull off no matter what instrument you’re playing.
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