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Wheel's picture

This recording is dedicated to my wife. Thank her for your patience and love to my music :) Played on out of the box low D harp. Thank you for listening


Madcat's comments:

Peter Madcat Ruth's picture

The main hook which is first stated at 0:14 is in first position which seems odd but why not? It's a cool hook! The changes between the sections in first and second position also seemed odd... But odd can be good sometimes. The "Theme from the Flintstones" and "Chattanooga Choo-choo" seemed a bit out of place to me, but it you were going for "odd" you succeeded. Odd but well played...

Thank you very much for your

Wheel's picture

Thank you very much for your comment! It very useful! I wanted to play something catchy for the ears of listener :) , so my arrangment may be looks like odd :)


Joe Filisko's picture

Love them low harps. Very creative arrangement going on with those musical quotes and all. The Sonny Boy soft chording while changing vowel shapes with your mouth is especially cool sounding. Not sure that you could have used it too much. Beware that if you were indeed trying to use the lick from "Steady Rollin' Man", you need to be more mindful of your bends on the 3. Straight harp blues begs for that half step bend on the 3 and I'm hearing a strong tendency to play it unbent which results in it sounding less bluesy to my ear. Possibly a higher key harp? JF

Thank Joe for your comment.

Wheel's picture

Thank Joe for your comment. It is a big education for me to read the opinion of such masters like you! Yes, it was interesting and hard to play on this low D :)

Interesting!! I forgot to say

Wheel's picture

Interesting!! I forgot to say that I did not play "Steady Rollin' Man" by Sonny Boy Williamson, I only played "Trust My Baby" part. But today I listened to "Steady Rollin' Man" and my riff very close to what Sonny Boy plays in fills :))

Comments - Tom Ball

Tom Ball's picture

Limbo harp! Nice choice of instrument – those low-Ds can be a bear. Dynamics are impressive and bends are well controlled. The beginning almost sounds Balkan. And did I detect a sly reference to “Chattanooga Choo Choo” starting at about 1:25? There’s a lot going on here technique-wise, but I’m even more impressed with the originality.

Hi, Tom! When I read your

Wheel's picture

Hi, Tom! When I read your comment it was speaking with Little Walter. :) You are one of my heroes in harmonica and I studied a lot your books. Yes you are right I tried to play a hidden variation on "Chatanooga Choo Choo". Thank you for the comment!

Comments - David Barrett

David Barrett's picture

It's always fun to hear someone play low harps. I hear the SBII "Trust My Baby" reference in the opening, nice. I like the 1/4 octave focus, that was a nice place to go. Nice use of dynamics.

Hello David. Thanks a lot for

Wheel's picture

Hello David. Thanks a lot for your comment. It's so great to read the comment from you. I took a lot from your lessons so there is a part of your in this music.
Sorry for my English.

Nice playing

jodanchudan's picture

Cool stuff - nice rhythm and I really like the wah wahs and hand effects!

Thank you for comment! Glad

Wheel's picture

Thank you for comment! Glad to read that you liked my recording :)

Big Storm hits!!

hank stefaniak's picture

Nice steady harping on that low D. Well done!!

Thank you Hank! It's a

Wheel's picture

Thank you Hank! It's a pleasure to read your comment!

Rice miller strikes again!

robfraser's picture

Nice harpin' on the low D- I detect Sonny Boy's version of "steady rollin man" here. Classy riff and nice movement around it. Well played & great 1st position vibe!

Thank you! Yes, you are

Wheel's picture

Thank you! Yes, you are right. Sonny Boy was the one who inspired me to play this. Rick Estrin, Dennis Gruenling and Gary Primich inspired me a lot here too :)