[Harp-L] What do YOU do?
Wed Nov 11 00:04:05 EST 2020
I just started trying to play harp a few years ago so I don't know all the
fine points you guys do. But without analyzing it, I just enjoyed the piece
and felt the harp added a lot.
On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 8:57 PM Michael Rubin <
michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx> wrote:
> 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
> > in the mix. Either way, it is out of our control — unless it is our
> > Keep on playing great stuff—
> > Michael Peloquin
> > Check out my DVD sets: Pro Harmonica/Pro Saxophone Secrets Made Simple<
> > http://harpsax.com/> http://harpsax.com<http://harpsax.com/>
> > ________________________________
> > From: Harp-L <harp-l-bounces at xxxxx> on behalf of brian stear <
> > brianstear at xxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:31 PM
> > To: Harp L. Harp L. <harp-l at xxxxx>
> > Subject: [Harp-L] What do YOU do?
> > Here's what I perceive as not a good example of harmonica in a song:
> > 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
> > he wanted me to be happy with the end result, so I presented a version
> > 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
> > then it's the customers to do with as they wish? Should I be grateful
> > the harmonica gets featured, whether or not I think it's a good example?
> > it like baseball, you don't always hit a home run, but just keep
> > 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
> > satisfied, and has me on tap to do something else in the future.
> > Thanks for any and all insights!
> > Brian
More information about the Harp-L