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12’ Bar Ramblin’ #23 ‘More Blues Harp’ with Stefan Matussek

18 December 2017
  • Blues
  • Boogie
  • Funky
  • Laid-Back
  • Melancholy
  • Playful
  • Soulful

This episode revisits the instrument that is almost as characteristic to blues music as the guitar: the harmonica. The introduction of cheap diatonic harmonicas to the US provided a new avenue for blues musicians to express themselves in unique and creative ways. New techniques were developed such as “tongue blocking” and playing a 4th below the intended key, known as “cross harp” to further enrich the sound of the genre.

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