HIP No. 2
Table of Contents
From The Editor
Winslow enthuses and hyperventilates
John Popper Interview
The enfant terrible of the diatonic, caught in all his iconoclasm
during the band's meteoric rise
The news column is taken over by an early report of Hank Bahnson's invention, the Overblow Harp
Catch of the Day
The Low C Hohner 365 Marine Band has some deep low notes and some
amazing high end bends! This article details all the
This regular feature looks at how thinking like lead guitar can give
harmonica a new take on the blues.
Music Theory - Grab it and Wail!
This regular feature always has one article on notes, intervals and
chord, and another on rhythm. This time we get Intervals, Part
2 ,and Beating time, Part 2
Second in a series. This time, we add the slide to D minor third
We untangle the confusing high register, working with the blow bends
and finding our way around the scale, looking at different classic
approaches and figuring out new licks.
The amazing 1928 recordings of George "Bullet" Williams get a close
look, from his singing and screeching through the harp, to his
astounding train piece with the five-hole tongue split!
We look at finding chord shapes in the tuning. This concept takes us
away from strict note patterns to dynamic actions that form "shapes".
We review the second edition of Steve Bakers Harp Handbook, Blues
Travelers' first two CD's, and Bobcat Bob Porter's Country Rhythm &
Improvising is like Talking
All available space gets scribbled on, and the inside back cover is no
exception. Here we discuss how you can use the concept of talking as a
way to become more fluent at improvising.