Re: [Harp-L] Hearing yourself

Before you begin your solo during the jam, turn towards the guitar players/drummer and, with a downward motion of your hand and bending your knees, signal them to come down to a whisper. Don't start playing until they comply.
It is your right to lead the band at this point, as it is YOUR SOLO. 
This will help a lot.
The Iceman
-----Original Message-----
From: Tobin, Jeff <jtobin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 09:36:06 -0400
Subject: [Harp-L] Hearing yourself

Anyone have any suggestions for how to hear yourself clearly at an
electric jam?  I've been playing harp actively for about a year and
recently began attending various open mike jams at clubs in town to gain
experience.   No matter how much I complain to the sound board operator,
I can never hear myself clearly through the monitors.  When I play thru
my Fender Champ Amp and face it towards me like a monitor, it helps, but
I still can't hear subtle notes.  (Of course, guitarists that like to
play at "11" don't help.)  Am I the only harp player with this problem?
As I improve, will it be less important to hear myself clearly?  



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