[Harp-L] What do YOU do?

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Tue Nov 10 23:57:38 EST 2020

I like to have them say they are happy and then get paid.  If I ever hear
the recording, that's a miracle.  While the recording is happening, I do my
best to play well.  Other than that, I don't give it much thought.

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 9:34 PM Michael Peloquin <peloquinharp at xxxxx>

> Brian,
> I loved what the harmonica added to the song, your tone and ideas and the
> blend they achieved in the mix. I could have used about 30% less of the
> riffs/answers in certain parts of the song.
> The problem is usually the other way; they use us too sparingly or bury us
> in the mix. Either way, it is out of our control — unless it is our project.
> Keep on playing great stuff—
> Michael Peloquin
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> Here's what I perceive as not a good example of harmonica in a song:
> https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DbvjxPVEaSNU%26feature%3Dshare%26fbclid%3DIwAR0MhoRqMfpr-aEub_cvMtL-6yt57ExZ6ulZCO4m4Ull2lxz_V2S4jD7G9o&data=04%7C01%7C%7C7105fe8a7a904aef1e8808d885e9e5f7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637406586926765896%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=CkdWJjMEGoUs8e12%2FRy9lhdp46pCrJRWmx0LLtwwN5Q%3D&reserved=0
> Seems like too many licks are everywhere, some when the voice is singing,
> some too loud. For me, it distracts from the song at times. The artist said
> he wanted me to be happy with the end result, so I presented a version with
> a lot less harmonica ( my idea  ). He prefered his idea, which was for me
> to play a lick at almost every space.. To be fair, he did pay me for my
> services. After he made his choice, I let it go. But when I listen to it,
> it bothers me.So, my question is;  Since I was hired to produce a product,
> then it's the customers to do with as they wish? Should I be grateful that
> the harmonica gets featured, whether or not I think it's a good example? Is
> it like baseball, you don't always hit a home run, but just keep swinging?
> Obviously, if I was a high level player, I assume I'd have more artistic
> control. But at what point would YOU guys just let it go and say, well,
> that's what they want?    I know a bunch of you have way more studio and
> recording experience. That's why I'm asking. Disclaimer: The artist is very
> satisfied, and has me on tap to do something else in the future.
> Thanks for any and all insights!
> Brian

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