Re: [Harp-L] SPAH and me

It has been mentioned in this thread that 'our' instrument is sometimes
> (often?)  disrespected by other musicians, and I think that is true...and
> it might be our fault. Many harp players, even really good ones, simply
> don't play 'music' - they play 'harmonica'. Which sorta goes back to my
> main point - there isn't much effort put into learning how to fit in to
> non-blues situations, and folks who are good or great at blues try to use
> those same comping techniques and licks in other genres. If they don't
> work, they cram them in anyway. That is what I did for years. Many harp
> players never get the experience of accompanying a non-blues band or duo or
> anything else. Some probably don't want to, and some just don't know how,
> but it can be done. I think that would open up more opportunities for
> harmonica, and maybe lead to more respect!

Ron 'Rosco' Selley


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