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Papa don take no mess'

kevin jean's picture
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Loosely based on an old James Brown tune with a 'Funky' beat...

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Madcat's comments:

Peter Madcat Ruth's picture

When playing solo harmonica in a chugging style, the notes you play on the harmonica have to create and maintain the groove. Then the fills and melodic elements have to be layered in without losing the groove. It's tricky business but with practice it can be done.

Madcat's comments:

Peter Madcat Ruth's picture

When playing solo harmonica in a chugging style, the notes you play on the harmonica have to create and maintain the groove. Then the fills and melodic elements have to be layered in without losing the groove. It's tricky business but with practice it can be done.

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Joe Filisko's picture

Lots of powerful energy and enthusiasm going on there. Love that passion. I'm hearing a lot of single noting happening on hole 2 inhaling & exhaling and on hole 3 exhaling. Try working in the full inhaling chord as a substitute for playing just the 2 inhaling or 3 exhaling. I would also encourage you to work out some catchy musical hooks or licks that you could come back to often and revisit. JF

Comments - Tom Ball

Tom Ball's picture

Nice playing here although the song sounds a bit more like a jam than a composition. I like the tongue splits at 1:45, and you have good bending skills. Sure caught my ear when it switched to chrom! :) An unexpected touch. Perhaps you might consider that the tonic note (ie 2-draw/3-blow) is perhaps overused in the composition? Fine entry.

Comments - David Barrett

David Barrett's picture

You got my attention from the start with the high notes... nice. The open chording was a little too loose for my taste... it took a bit long before you locked into a discernible rhythm. Once you did settle in a rhythm I was able to tap my feet and get into it. Nice 4/5 combo rhythm. I like how you tried some octave substitution. Smooth change to the chromatic. With some work and more structure this can turn into a nice song.

Cool stuff

jodanchudan's picture

Well done - this chugs along really well and it's cool you've used the full range of the harp!

Thanks Jordan

kevin jean's picture

Very kind of you...good learning experience!

Good effort!

robfraser's picture

Nice harpin'! Some solid wailing and shakes on the 4/5 draw,. I liked the switch towards the finish- it added extra colour to the track. Hints of Bill Clarke @1.40! Top marks!

Booyaaah

kevin jean's picture

Thanks Rob....anything with William Clark and me in the same phrase is Very Cool !!

No Mess Here

hank stefaniak's picture

Cool take with nice riffs mixed in. I like the way you kept the theme going.

Gracias

kevin jean's picture

Thanks Hank good playin' yourself...enjoyed it!