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

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Tue Sep 22 21:17:32 EDT 2020


Change: Work up a half step bend and release on 7 draw on a 12 hole.  To
Work up a half step bend and release on 7 draw with the button on a 12 hole.

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 7:46 PM Michael Rubin <
michaelrubinharmonica at xxxxx> wrote:

> 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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