[Harp-L] Stevie Wonder FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Sat Sep 19 09:52:23 EDT 2020

It's cool with me to call something a half step trill, but isn't a whole
step distance implied within the word trill?  As far as I know you can only
trill by shaking between 4 and 5 draw (and their higher octave repeats) on
a chrome and 6 and 7 draw on a diatonic.  "Trilling" a half step isn't
really trilling, it's something else.  I call moving between 2 notes
rapidly by repeatedly pushing the button in and out a "flourish", but
that's my own term and has no basis in classical music terminology.

On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 8:40 AM Slim Heilpern <slim at xxxxx> wrote:

> I know this solo well, not sure what trill you're talking about. The solo
> is definitely in F#, lays out perfectly in that key, no whole step trills.
> There is definitely a half step G to G# trill.
> - Slim
> > On Sep 19, 2020, at 3:31 AM, Robert Hale <ynfdwas at xxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Stevie Wonder FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE many pros play it and tab it as a
> > half-step slide, but I hear a whole step trill.
> > Slowing it down and isolating it, I am sure of it.
> > The recording is in F#, but that whole step trill can only occur between
> > Draw holes 3 and 4, putting it in the Key of G, or G# with slide in.
> > What's your call?
> >
> > Thank you, from Mesa, Arizona USA
> >
> > Robert Hale
> > RobertHaleMusic.com
> > Robert at xxxxx
> > 480-720-8897

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