Re: [Harp-L] Juke and Leap Frog

Hi Helge

I agree with you.

I use Juke ( and other songs) to study all possible techniques with a lot of my students all over the world.. 
It is very helpful for a player when he learns â how to listenâ to a song , analyzing techniques, practice these riffs etc etc.

When you can play Juke as it was played by Little Walter, next you can forget the original and play it your own way any other song in a  way that suits you .

kindest regards, met vriendelijke groeten, 

Ben Bouman <> <> <> <> <>

> Op 1 jun. 2015, om 20:11 heeft harmonica@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx het volgende geschreven:
> Hi, just a comment to this. When listening carefully to Little
> Walter you hear a lot of pulls and slaps. And how he accompanies himself
> between the phrases. Also on Juke, a lot. A style I think he had cause
> played so much alone before with a band. In the opening of Too Late this
> can be easily heard. Goes between the main playing to accompanies in the
> low register. Without the slaps, pulls, tongue blocking and that kind of
> accompanies impossible to catch Little Walter sound. If needed or
> wanted. The "melodies" are easy to learn. These things really hard. That
> is why "nobody" sounds like Walter. Cotton played and plays a lot of
> Walters riffs etc. but without this Walter style. James has his own unik
> sound although playing a lot of Walters phrases. So in this way worth
> trying to play everything like Walter in Juke and other of his songs to
> learn those things that can be useful sometimes even if you want to be
> yourself with your own sound. This is how I feel. 
> Helge

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