[Harp-L] Stevie Wonder's sound
Sun May 22 23:12:32 EDT 2016
Ok, so if a student was to ask you how to imitate Stevie's sound what would you advise them to do?
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> On May 22, 2016, at 6:44 PM, Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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
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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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