This morning’s post has less to do with quality harmonica playing and more to do with the fact that snapping a bullwhip (actually, two bullwhips) while playing is a pretty impressive feat. Meet Adam Winrich. He says he has been “playing harp almost as long as he’s been cracking whips” and I think you’ll appreciate just how long that has been by about 20 seconds into the clip.
While his harmonica playing doesn’t exactly take center stage in this spectacle, it is noteworthy that he takes a standard song from his major diatonic repertoire (Oh Susannah) and plays the same song through a harmonic minor harp. Et voilà! We have a harmonic minor variation of a classic tune. It really is that easy. Wondering where to start with that weird new tuning you just bought or have been eyeballing in the the harmonica section of your music store for so long? There ya go.
And if you manage to throw some bullwhip percussion in there, send me a link to the video, eh?