Re: [Harp-L] Christelle Wailing on the PowerBender

I was impressed by this. I didn't even notice at first that she was playing a 
12-bar blues because she starts out with such long- languid lines. One of her 
stated objectives in this recording was to show that even though the Powerbender 
tuning gives you a major scale in second position, you can dirty up the sound 
and get plenty of bluesy sound out of it. Note the growling and the Sonny-Boy 
like hand cupping and goat vibrato. Christelle tells me that she was consciously 
channeling SBWII, if not literally at least for inspiration.


 Winslow Yerxa
Author, Harmonica For Dummies ISBN 978-0-470-33729-5
Harmonica instructor, The Jazzschool for Music Study and Performance
Resident expert,

From: Brendan Power <bren@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Harp-L <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sun, December 26, 2010 10:21:17 AM
Subject: [Harp-L] Christelle Wailing on the PowerBender

This is how Christelle sounds on a  Manji PowerBender after just 2 hours of
solid playing:


A happy combination of soulful musical talent and an intuitive harp layout.

Brendan Power


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