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Joe Markey commented on: Bo Dee's Bounce Performance Aug 10, 2019

Rick, Thanks for another great lesson and performance.  What mic are you using? 

Thanks.  Joe.  New York

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 10, 2019

Hi Joe, it's an Astatic JT-30. I got it from Mark Overman. He's one of the top harp mic customizers in the world. You can look him up on fb  

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Joe Markey commented on: So Long Performance Jun 06, 2017

Rick,  Very nice job with this newest lesson.  Your style is so rich!  Can you share with us your set up below the mic?  What cable, connections?   Thanks.  Joe.  White Plains, NY

 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jun 06, 2017

Hi Joe - Glad you like the song.

The mic I'm using is an Astatic JT-30 with a crystal element. The amp is a tweed Fender Champ. I have no idea what kind of cable I'm using. My only criteria for a cable is whe or not it works.

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Joe Markey commented on: Mr. Lee's Mambo Sixth Chorus Breakdown Oct 23, 2016

Thanks Guys!  

Joe

 

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Joe Markey commented on: Mr. Lee's Mambo Sixth Chorus Breakdown Oct 23, 2016

Rick,  Thanks for another excellent lesson.  Will you be providing a backing track at some point?  

Thanks.  

Joe

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Oct 23, 2016

Hi Joe --- thanks for the reminder.  Backing track is now up.  Enjoy.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Oct 23, 2016

Thank you, Joe - Glad you're enjoying the lesson.

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Joe Markey commented on: Blue Strollin' Performance Jun 19, 2016

Thanks Mike!

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Joe Markey commented on: Blue Strollin' Performance Jun 19, 2016

Thanks for a great lesson.  Will you be posting the backing track? 

Thanks. 

Joe

 

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Jun 19, 2016

Hi Joe --- thanks for the reminder.  Backing track is up.  That's Rick grooving with the snaps and slaps.  

It's the groove.

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Joe Markey commented on: Blue Strollin' Performance May 01, 2016

I look forward to working on this lesson  Quick question:  What to you call the bass backing - is it a 6 bar (1-4-5) format?   Thanks.  Joe

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin May 03, 2016

It's a 12 bar 1-4-5 - It's normal blues changes, but with a slightly atypical rhythmic feel.

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Joe Markey commented on: Trill Seeker Third Chorus Breakdown Mar 21, 2016

Denise, 

Thanks for a great lesson.  What mic (element?) and amp are you using in the recording with the guitar backing? 

Thanks. 

Joe

 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Mar 25, 2016

Hi Joe - I am using an Astatic JT-30 with a vintage European crystal inside. It is one of the mics I use regularly on tour as well...through a Gibson GA-40 amplifier. Thanks!

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Joe Markey commented on: Caledonia Jan 10, 2016

Jerry,

Once again I am drawn to this incredible recording.  I have the opportunity to try to mimmick your amazing harmonica solo in an upcomming gig in Greenwich Village in NYC.  I have the notes down but I can't get that smooth fluttering sound you have at the upper end of the register.  Any tips? Are some harmonica brands better for that type of playing at the upper end of the register (Lee Oscar)?  

Thanks.  Joe in White Plains, NY

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Joe Markey commented on: Horton Shuffle Performance & Introduction Jan 01, 2016

I revisited Denise Gruenlng's Horton Suffle and felt the need to record this after a lot of work.  My playing is far from perfect or near to Dennis's playing but I learned a lot trying.  Thanks Dennis!

Joe in White Plains. 

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Feb 20, 2016

Thanks Joe! I'll be looking for it here. Keep blowin'!

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Joe Markey commented on: Cotton Blend Main Riff, Tone and Groove Dec 27, 2015

Rick,  The rounded silver mic you are holding does not look like a JT-30.  Is it customized?  Thanks.   Joe

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Jan 01, 2016

It's a customized JT-30. Dennis Gruenling chromed it and added a volume pot.

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Joe Markey commented on: Cotton Blend Main Riff, Tone and Groove Dec 25, 2015

Rick,  Thanks for another terrific and fun lesson.  Your not only a great harp player but a very good teacher.  Can you tell us what mic and amp/speaker you are using in this lesson?

Thanks.  Joe in White Plains, NY

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Dec 26, 2015

Hi Joe - The mic is an Astatic JT-30 with a crystal element. The amp is a Fender Bassman. It was a little too big for the situation, but the smaller, more suitable amps I have were both being repaired.

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Joe Markey commented on: Nine Below Zero Performance Jul 06, 2015

Rick, I'm really enjoyng this lesson.  The clear sound really forces one to work on the smoothness and tonality of the bends to try to match your sound.  For me its try and try an try again, but I'm getting closer. 

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin Aug 06, 2015

It's try and try again for me too, Joe. I hope you're enjoying the series.

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Joe Markey commented on: Off the Wall First Chorus Breakdown Apr 20, 2015

Sorry - listen at 1.28

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Joe Markey commented on: Off the Wall First Chorus Breakdown Apr 20, 2015

Okay, on the Chess 50th Anniversary version of the song, listen at roughly 1.58  Anyone hear another harp, very faintly, in the background? 

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joe markey Apr 20, 2015

Sorry - listen at 1.28

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Joe Markey commented on: Off the Wall First Chorus Breakdown Apr 19, 2015

Jerry,  Thank you for selecting Off the Wall for this lesson.  I'm really looking forward to it.  It's such a classic!

 

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Joe Markey commented on: Sonnyboy's Groove Performance Jan 25, 2015

Rick, I am enjoying this series of lessons.  It's work for me but I am learning a lot.  One challenge for me is to get conistent tones with those low bends similar to yours but I'm getting better at it Thank you.  

Question: What do we call the accompanying guitar rift?  Is there a name I can use to help a guitarist understand what I'm looking for (once I learn this song - ha ha). 

Thank you.  

Joe

 

 

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Joe Markey commented on: Sonnyboy's Groove Performance Dec 29, 2014

Rick, Thanks for a great perfornance and lesson.  The backup music is also very helpful.  I partiularly like Sonny's Rythm.  Wow!

Question: What to you call the accompanying guitar rythm being played by the man in the shadows behind you  I'd like tell my guitarist to learn it    

Thanks. 

Joe

White Plains, NY

 

 

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Joe Markey commented on: Caledonia Nov 29, 2014

Sorry, but I revisited this video again after a couple of months and have to say how great it is.  Muddy is good of course but the guitar and harmonica are incredible.  Thanks!

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Joe Markey commented on: Boxed Up Fourth Chorus Breakdown Nov 24, 2014

Dennis, Thanks for all your hard work with this wonderful lesson.  Willl you be providing us with just a backing track to practice with?  Thanks.  Joe

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Nov 24, 2014

Hi Joe --- yes, Dave and Dennis created a track.  It's the floating play button in the upper right corner of the screen just under the webcam recorder.  Enjoy.

Dennis Gruenling
Dennis Gruenling Nov 24, 2014

Thank you!! I love 3rd position and glad I could work on this song for all of you on SonicJunction...thanks for diggin' it Joe!

 
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