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Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« on: January 22, 2016, 07:46:42 AM »
In the past, I've always associated diatonic with sounds similar to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl6ct1oqA4E which is not bad by any means- it's just not the type of style that intrigues me. (bluegrass and blues)

However, today i stumbled upon these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSxxdZ8ZWZU
which is more similar to a ballad that is often played by a chromatic.

and this godly piece of music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjQxTFNh_14

I never knew diatonic could be played similar to a chromatic! and with much more emotions behind it too! I'm quite stunned! :)

If anyone know any other examples, please link them, I would love to see more of what diatonic can accomplish! I never knew it was this versatile of an instrument! :D

Because, generally I'm more of a fan of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5cxpeYVGfY

thanks in advance

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Re: Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 06:41:53 PM »
overblow.com is a good place to start if you are a player.  Tinus Koorn runs that site, he used to play here at harmonicaboogie.com a lot.

If you don't play, here's a list of some overblow harmonica players:

Howard Levy
Richard Hunter
Filip Jers
Chris Michalek RIP
Frederick Yonnet
Todd Parrott
Tinus Koorn
Paul Lassey

There are plenty more, I only listed the ones that came to mind and who sometimes play jazzy or ballad material

Below is a link to a video of players who have participated here, not all are overblowers, but all are superb players.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryU8Hku_7Eg

P.T. Gazell uses the valved technique instead of overblowing, you would probably love him.  If you watch the linked video, Dennis Belenson (djzznblzz) is using the valved technique.

Enjoy!


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Re: Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 08:08:03 PM »
Nice Youtube video!!  Some of the best fore sure.  i'm jealous!!

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Re: Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2016, 11:10:05 AM »
Beelzebob,

thanks for introducing me to all those great artists! :)

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Re: Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 06:55:22 PM »
And don't forget Carlos del Junco - superb player!

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Re: Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2016, 07:21:17 PM »
Can't believe nobody mentioned Jason Ricci as a top overbender! Hey guys. Long time not here.
https://youtu.be/VSjvs_OGNNc

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Re: Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 08:41:38 PM »
Yep, I'm back as well for a quick hello and to see what everyone's up to!

Jason Ricci is one of my faves too - saw him live once and met him, and I count it as one of the best live performances I've ever seen by any musician.

He had just recorded this song, which is a good showcase for his style, a slow one, in contrast to a lot of his lightning fast songs. Check out the solo that starts at 4:56.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4qTX-Jd2zM

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Re: Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 12:07:08 PM »
Hey.....you should add my fellow Toronto harp player, Carlos del Junco on the list Beelz.  He learned from Levy and he's one of the top guys for o/b's

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Re: Always been more of a chromatic fan UNTIL TODAY
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2017, 01:51:23 PM »
Absolutely Mike!

 

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