HJ: Short Video on String Bending

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  1. HarryJ

    HarryJ Member

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    Hey guys,
    I've been so inspired by all the cool videos that Jack Zucker has been doin', so
    I just dug up this short video that I did about 3 years ago.
    This was actually the "screen test" for my series of instructional videos on www.workshoplive.com
    This is a very scaled down simple lesson, unlike the 10 I did for WSL

    Recorded with a borrowed camcorder, internal mic

    Gear: Heritage 535 (Dimarzio PAF Classic's), into 70's Marshall
    Played to a super cheezy MIDI file, before I discovered all of the great BT's out there.


    http://www.harryj.net/Bending Screen Test_0001_NEW.htm

    Harry Jacobson
    www.harryj.net
     
  2. Dave Orban

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    Great playing, as always, Harry...! Thanks for sharing it!
     
  3. Kappy

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    Man, that guitar just wants to sustain all day! Great tone! (What are the pickups?)

    And the playing kills as always. Thanks for posting.

    Dave
     
  4. HarryJ

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    Thx guys :)

    That's the Dimarzio PAF Classic pickup... I get a kick out of some of the posts where guys are a bit condescending when Dimarzio is mentioned... Maybe if these cost 3 times the dinero they would sound better to some??

    H
     
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    They (and you) sounded GREAT!
     
  6. HarryJ

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    Hey thx Dave,
    Dude... you need to post more of you. I miss the blues jam hangs

    H
     
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    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    You should come out to the one we're putting together in Glenside, PA, on Sun, Feb 17. It's an informal afternoon thing. Email me for details.
     
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    HarryJ

    thank you
    this is my first intro to your thing.
    I dig it.

    Great tone/playing

    Would Antiquety humbuckers get in the ballpark
    Is the Dimarzio the golden ticket???

    'Cause I'll change in a flash.

    You got the tone man.
     
  9. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    In person, he's just plain incredible.
     
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    Very nice!! Thanks!!
     
  11. HarryJ

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    Hey thx guys :)

    HJ
     
  12. HarryJ

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    Hi Clifford,
    Thx man
    Regarding pickups, Personally, I don't believe in any one golden ticket... you really need a season subscription. Seriously, there are many fine pickups out there. I have been very happy with Dimarzio, but as you can see I am endorsed by them :) There are SO MANY parameters involved in tone IMHO.

    HJ
     
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    That's some serious tone! Great playing as always, and we knew you must be a hell of a teacher. Thanks for posting.
     
  14. Redhouse-Blues

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    Watching that just makes me wish July would get here already, I can't wait for NGW again. Harry's an awesome player and teacher!

    I'm planning on some Chicago Pizza this time Harry, don't think I forgot. :D

    Bob
     
  15. HarryJ

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    Thx guys :)

    Bob,
    This year I'm teaching in SFO, Austin, and CT
    I taught Chicago 3 years and loved it, but I just can't handle O'Hare airport any more. I always get stuck there dude.

    HJ
     
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    Wow, that sucks! But I understand, I get stuck there all the time, just had a bad delay at Christmas. I don't think there's any other class I'm looking forward to, because I have been getting more and more into the Jazzier side of Blues and your class really open's that door. Maybe I'll skip Chicago and head over to CT this year.
     
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    Very nice playing HJ - that's what I call bends! Great stuff.
     
  18. HarryJ

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    Thx John :)

    Bob, If you are able, I'm part of the Blues Summit in CT Aug 3.
    Last year we had Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard. I understand Sonny Landreth will do Chicago this time... Go figure

    Here is the roster this year:

    Russ Barenberg - TN
    Michael Angelo Batio - LA
    Kenny Burrell - LA
    Alex DeGrassi - CT3
    Audley Freed - Virginia
    David Grissom - Nashville
    Laurence Juber - San Francisco
    Sonny Landreth - Chicago
    Lisa Loeb - Nashville
    Bob Margolin - CT4
    Duke Robillard - Austin
    Hubert Sumlin - CT4



    Would be great to see you again man. No Chicago pizza though.... hummm... what the hell does CT have to offer in terms of regional cooking????

    H
     
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    Harry -

    Can I ask about some of the "bend mechanics" there? I'm curious about how are you getting most of your leverage for some of those first finger bends ... between the wrist, fingertips, elbow(?), etc. I've given it a few tries and at this point I'm just about to use two hands! But that can't be right.
     
  20. HarryJ

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    Hi Spencerbk,
    For me anyway it's the thumb that gives me the leverage
    I have a whole series of exercises to strengthen your fingers.
    It was not my intention to be self-promotional here, but the exercises are included in my 10 part series of video lessons on www.workshoplive.com

    H
     

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