Re: technique?

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From: "Michael Carreira"

> i heard this hillbilly play the other day and he used
> this crazy technique:
> he made his hands air tight and redirected the air
> into the other end of the harp. so when he was drawing
> in the low end he could simultaneously get blown notes
> up high and the inverse. he had really great controll
> and could play tunes this way and also make some
> beautiful dissonances.
> has anyone heard of this? are there any records with
> this technique? any fomous harpists do this?

I don't know who first discovered this technique, but I witnessed Joe
Filisko demonstrating it and its applications at SPAH in 1992.



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