Importance of Playing Something Else

June 28th, 2010

Caprice 24 head So why should I bother playing something else than blues? Ok, I can play blues scale in different position. And maybe I can even practise major or some minor scale. But what's the point of something else?

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Charlie Musselwhite in Copenhagen — Short Report

June 3rd, 2010


So finally I have some time to write about this event! It is a pity that I didn't have my camera with, so no photos from the concert!

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Charlie Musselwhite Comes To Copenhagen

March 7th, 2010

Can't believe it is true. Thanks to wonderful Mojo club!

Marine Band Deluxe Swelling

February 28th, 2010

Here is my Marine Band Deluxe after playing about 30-40 minutes in Dorian minor in 3rd position (-1 2 -2" -2 -3" -3 4 -4):

Deformation will go away in few hours.
But sometime ago I was practising overblow on 6th hole. This deformation became persistent:

Being a Better Harper

February 20th, 2010

I have just watched a talk of dancer about being a professional (originally he is speaking about funk style "Popping") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdp7YaP3Xck&feature=related. In brief, he is talking about importance of having more comprehensive knowledge about things which you do.

That guy is damn right. Jason Ricci once said, that there are a lot of harpers out there who use only blues scale. But in order to step up to a new level you have to do more! Learn Solf├Ęge, know the scales, learn to play another instrument. These are vital things if you want to become good, better harper.

Jason Ricci — Enlightenment, Broken Toy

February 12th, 2010

My try to play some of Jason Ricci's solos.

Jason Ricci -- Enlightenment

Jason Ricci -- Broken Toy

Modifying Special 20 Covers

February 10th, 2010

Someone believes that opening back covers lets harmonica sound brighter. Moreover, such modification will make harmonica louder.

Covers and pliers

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Why I Don’t Like Hohner Pro Harp

February 7th, 2010

I have several Hohner Pro Harps. But I will probably never buy another one.

The first reason.. Read the rest of this entry »

Customized Hohner Special 20 in F

February 7th, 2010

Here is freshly customized Hohner Special 20 in F key.

What is done: embossing, arcing, gapping.

Special 20 front

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