Re: [Harp-L] simulate horn section
I would agree with all of that John....I enjoy playing " horn parts " but would not want to
enhance with buzzers and whirlie gigs to attempt to copy horns....just my personal preference's
Fun to approach horn sound.
Having heard some attempts at Miles Davis tunes on harmonica ....I'm not sure
that's reasonable ....but certainly harmonica belongs in a horn section.
> On Apr 24, 2016, at 10:10 AM, MundHarp@xxxxxxx wrote:
> In my opinion, using "Synths" or "Effects" to REPLICATE a horn section
> does not work... Because it sounds ELECTRONIC! That isn't to say it can't still
> sound good! But simply as an alternative sound TO a brass section.
> I have been playing "electric" as well as "acoustic" harmonica for donkey's
> I HAVE often performed gigs WITH "brass sections" Saxes, trumpets, flugel,
> trombones etc etc... The harmonica can ADD A LOT to that. As an extra
> "voice'... I have used both chromatic and diatonic harps to do this....
> So try playing WITH a horn section....
> A harmonica can really ADD something special.
> But a good keyboard synth will "replicate" a horn section better than a
> harmonica. (Not as well as the real thing.)
> Use a harmonica to IMPROVE the sound... Not to COPY!
> John "Whiteboy" Walden
> Just now,
> In bonnie Scotland.
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