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Tribute to Little Walter

Blue Midnight 1 – E7 2 3 4 2 – A7 2 3 4 3 – E7 2 3 4 bar 4 2 3 4 2″  => => => => => => => ~22″ ~2 => => => 3′ 2   2~2″1 . .  . 2″ Start straight 4 bars,  then           add vibrato.  5 – […]

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The Harp Reference: Throat Vibrato

Vibrato Vibrato and Tremolo Vibrato and tremolo and two terms that are often used, misused, and interchanged, and different people have different ideas about the distinctions and similarities between the two terms, techniques, and effects.  I have decided to take the essence of my definitions from the “Schaum Dictionary of Musical Terms”.  These are my definitions: Tremolo is pulsations […]

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The Harp Reference: Overblows

Overbends: Overblows and Overdraws A so-called overbend is a type of bend where the pitch that results is higher in pitch than the natural note of either reed in the hole, rather than lowering the pitch as with ordinary bends.  This is because the overbend technique actually causes the normally-sounding reed to choke while you’re playing so it doesn’t […]

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