Re: [Harp-L] has anyone heard this done before?

Hi Walter,
I wondered pretty much the same, and I use rack harp as a second voice,
unison or harmony sometimes criss crossing my guitar lines.
Here's a clip from our gig. In the first so there is only a little of
that,but in the second, after my buddy's solo I utilize it more.

Thanks for sending me links to your clips. Your timing and tone are an
Jukka Makinen,
Tampere, FINLAND

2012/4/5 walter gloshinski <waltertore@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> I started playing lead guitar notes and single harp notes together back in
> the late 70's. I had heard george benson do it with his guitar and voice in
> a concert and later albert collins do it with his guitar and voice. I said
> - heck I have been doing that for years with the harp and guitar and never
> have heard anyone else do that. Playing both the guitar and harp at the
> same time lets some stuff spew out that could never happen with one guy on
> the harp and another on the guitar. There are tons of simple things out
> there like this to still be discovered. Most people write off the simple
> stuff as already done.
> I have done this thousands of times at gigs an often have wondered why no
> one has picked up on it or asked me about it. People on the dance floor
> have boogied crazy to it and people in their seats has screamed to it, but
> not a soul has yet to ask me about it. That makes me think it is all mine.
> I did it at the harmonicollege get together when I was playing my guitar
> with the harp on the rack and no one said anything about it. I think like
> the spontobeat concept, it goes right by most people? I would love to hear
> of someone doing it before me and better yet, hear it on a recording. Most
> rack players strum or finger pick rhytms and don't do the dual lead thing.
> I was a big fan of rock music as a kid. Bands often did the dualing guitars
> and every now and then onstage the 2 guitarists would hit some cool stuff
> that I bet triggered my heart to do this with the harp/guitar. ther outlaws
> did it alot and I remember it staying with me after their gigs. Being the
>  one doing both at once makes for such a connection I doubt it could never
> be duplicated by 2 people.
> I actually feel like the guitar, harp, keys, and drums, are all different
> people but all of them are me. I guess that doesn't make sense but it feels
> like that and that makes doing it all at once actually very easy because
> every one of me knows where the other of me's are going. the feet are one
> me, the hands another, the harp another, the keys another, and the voice
> another. If I start to think about things as I am playing it usually looses
> its magic and falls apart. I have been doing it long enough to fake through
> a performance but I don't have to do that anymore because I don't depend on
> music $ to support me. If it doesn't feel right nowadays I just stop
> playing say goodnight and go home. Here is a song  I recorded today and a
> video from a ways back with what I am talking about.Walter
> Spontobeat- all words and music spontaneously created and recorded
> recorded today with an eb marine band customized by burke t of open door
> harps
> video

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