[Harp-L] Stevie Wonder's sound

Winslow Yerxa winslowyerxa@xxxxx
Sun May 22 21:44:57 EDT 2016

The chromatic only sounds passive in the hands of those who fail to inhabit its sound. Like the best players, Stevie does inhabit it - with his own tone, attack, and vibrato. He also has a distinctive melodic vocabulary and a distinctive way of deploying it. Winslow Yerxa
Producer, the Harmonica Collective
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      From: Rick Dempster <rickdempster33 at gmail.com>
 To: Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at gmail.com> 
Cc: "harp-l at harp-l.com" <harp-l at harp-l.com>
 Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 4:48 PM
 Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Stevie Wonder's sound
He shapes every note. The chromatic usually sounds passive. Stevie makes
every reed bend to his conception of sound.

On 23 May 2016 at 08:20, Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Compared to other chromatic harmonica players I can easily recognize
> Stevie Wonder's playing. What elements of technique do you think define his
> recognizable sound?
> Daniel
> Sent from my iPhone


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