Rick, Thanks for another great lesson and performance. What mic are you using?
Thanks. Joe. New York
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
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
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.
Rick, Thanks for another excellent lesson. Will you be providing a backing track at some point?
Hi Joe --- thanks for the reminder. Backing track is now up. Enjoy.
Thank you, Joe - Glad you're enjoying the lesson.
Thanks for a great lesson. Will you be posting the backing track?
Hi Joe --- thanks for the reminder. Backing track is up. That's Rick grooving with the snaps and slaps.
It's the groove.
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
It's a 12 bar 1-4-5 - It's normal blues changes, but with a slightly atypical rhythmic feel.
Thanks for a great lesson. What mic (element?) and amp are you using in the recording with the guitar backing?
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!
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
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.
Thanks Joe! I'll be looking for it here. Keep blowin'!
Rick, The rounded silver mic you are holding does not look like a JT-30. Is it customized? Thanks. Joe
It's a customized JT-30. Dennis Gruenling chromed it and added a volume pot.
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?
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.
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.
It's try and try again for me too, Joe. I hope you're enjoying the series.
Sorry - listen at 1.28
Okay, on the Chess 50th Anniversary version of the song, listen at roughly 1.58 Anyone hear another harp, very faintly, in the background?
Jerry, Thank you for selecting Off the Wall for this lesson. I'm really looking forward to it. It's such a classic!
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).
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
White Plains, NY
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!
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
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.
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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