[Harp-L] Stevie Wonder's sound

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Mon May 23 09:35:26 EDT 2016

Learn as many Stevie solos note for note.

One thing I feel Stevie makes a lot of use of is bends, but generally quick
ones to either begin a sound and then release the bend or punctuate a non
bent note, then a quick bend and stop the sound.

Also his use of tongue articulation to create pizzicatto sounds is amazing
and as far as I am concerned never duplicated.
Michael Rubin

On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 10:29 PM, Bob Cohen <bob at bobjcohen.com> wrote:

> > On May 22, 2016, at 11:12 PM, Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Ok, so if a student was to ask you how to imitate Stevie's sound what
> would you advise them to do?
> Practice for 10,000 hours, which is what it takes to become a master. E.g.,
> http://www.wisdomgroup.com/blog/10000-hours-of-practice/ In all
> seriousness, there’s no substitute for mindful listening and mindful
> practice. :-)
> -Bob

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