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

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Tue Sep 22 20:46:59 EDT 2020

I am overthinking it.

It is tonally different to bend and release and rebend over and over than
to push and release a button over and over.

Do you think it is more difficult for Stevie Wonder to do the former as
opposed to the latter?

If it is more difficult, do you forsake tone due to difficulty, or do you
strive for tone?

Please experiment.  Work up a half step bend and release on 7 draw on a 12
hole.  Spend a half an hour doing it.  Get it as good as you can.  Then
imitate Stevie at 1:54 as well as you can.

Then do it with the slide from 7 draw to 7 draw button.

If you still think the slide is correct, that's your opinion.

The overthinker,
Michael Rubin

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 7:27 PM Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx> wrote:

> Michael Peloquin wrote:.
> > My vote is that standard 1/2 step slide movement occurred on this tune.
> God damn right.  Anyone who thinks that little turn was done with anything
> besides a rapid slide movement, which is by far the easiest and simplest
> way to play it, is just way overthinking it.
> thanks, Richard Hunter.
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