[Harp-L] Stevie, Once in my life, solo

Steve Marchena smarchena@xxxxx
Wed Sep 23 01:19:38 EDT 2020

A common guitar technique is to to combine left hand bending with right hand tremolo bar pitch manipulation to create a wider bend than would be possibly with either technique individually.

Is it possible that Stevie is using the slide to achieve one 1/2 step on the draw, then alternately bending down 1/2 step on the blow, to create whole step ornamentation?

> On Sep 23, 2020, at 1:05 AM, Robert Hale <ynfdwas at xxxxx> wrote:
> Maybe I didn't post this correctly.
> No one mentioned hearing this recent unlisted link
> https://youtu.be/9QVbaLHEIZc
> This is 10 seconds, assembled by the following method:
> 1. slowed original audio 50%
> 2. sampled first note
> 3. sampled second note
> 4. each note looped and EQ'd to 2400hz peak to emphasize the fundamental
> frequency
> 5. Single note loops joined and looped
> I made no pitch alteration. The pitch of these two tones is far closer to a
> whole step than a half step.
> Also revealed in this processing is that this piece DOES sound like a bend
> as Michael Rubin mentioned. . Chromatic slides of a half step processed
> similarly sound very different elsewhere in the song.
> I don't mind that anyone disagrees. It's been a fun and challenging
> project  for me to demonstrate this way.
> TOOLS: GoldWave DAW and Lightworks video editor

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