Tag Archives: jazz

Harp House Episode 23 – Making Sense of Michael Rubin’s New DM48 Tuning

In this episode, Connor and Michael break down a new chord tuning for the DM48. Make sure to bust out your pencil and paper for this one!

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Harp House: Episode 15 – Custom Harmonicas/Midwest Harmonica Workshop

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by Connor Frontera

Connor recently started a thread on the Harmonica Gear Facebook page that turned into a great discussion, where many people weighed in the value of custom harmonicas.

Additionally, Harp House interviews Midwest Harmonica Workshop founder Sean Whalin O’Phelan to talk about the workshop and this year’s attendees.

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Harp House Episode 14: Which Position?

by Connor J. Frontera

A small Facebook conversation with newly endorsed Seydel player, Russell Huffer, sparked big thoughts about which position to use when playing different music.

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Harp House Episode 13: Interview with Janalyn Miklas

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by Connor J. Frontera

In this episode, Connor interviews harmonica “Royalty” Janalyn Miklas to discuss women in the industry and the future of the instrument. Miklas also shares a few funny and personal moments about her most embarrassing performance.

Check out some of Susan Sauter’s work here.

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Harp House – Episode 12: SPAH is Around the Corner

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by Connor J. Frontera

SPAH is the biggest annual Harmonica Convention in North America. The convention may be in August, but it’s time to start planning NOW! Frontera breaks down everything you need to know about the 2017 convention. His conversation with SPAH’s President Michael D’Eath elaborates on the Organization’s goals.

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Harp House: Episode 11 – RIP James Cotton, The History of the Harmonica

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by Connor J. Frontera

We have recently lost a harmonica legend, James Cotton. In this episode, I discuss a little bit of his life and how he influenced thousands of harmonica players. Additionally, I explore the history of the harmonica according to the BBC documentary Tin Sandwich.

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HarpHouse: Episode 10 – My Beginnings, Harmonica Happenings Magazine, and More

by Connor J. Frontera

This episode answers a question that has been floating around on Harp-L and takes a look at some of the Winter 2017 Harmonica Happenings articles.

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HarpHouse: Episode 9 – Influences and Tone With Jarred Goldweber

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In this episode, harmonica phenomenon Jarred Goldweber is interviewed where he discusses what the future of harmonica is looking like.

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HarpHouse – Episode 8: Tongue Blocking or Lip Pursing?

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by Connor Frontera

Theory or Feeling? These topics go under the knife in this episode.

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HarpHouse – Episode 7: Establishing Yourself In A New City/Tongue Slaps

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Since HarpHouse has moved, this episode discusses the steps I am taking to establish myself as a player in a new location. As an added bonus, a tongue slap exercise is explained.

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