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Baby Bump

walterjuke's picture
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Happiness and joy!  That's what I feel every time I see my wife's baby bump. Our son is due to arrive on November 27, Thanksgiving Day! My wife says he starts shimmying in her tummy everytime I play the harmonica.  I like to imagine him wailing away in there on his own little piccolo harp. I've tried to evoke that feeling and those sounds in this tune - the sounds of nursey rhymes, a baby crying and gurgling, joyful noises!

I usually play chromatic in third position but for this tune I wanted more of a happy, major key feel so I decided to stretch myself a little and do something in second position. I was also inspired by George Bisharat's wonderful entry in the King of Swing compention, also in G on a C chromatic, showing what can be done on the chromatic in second position.

I hope you all enjoy it!

Steve

 

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Thanks everyone! It was a fun

walterjuke's picture

Thanks everyone! It was a fun competition and there were many great entries.  

BTW the baby is doing great! 

Well Deserved!!

Marty Howe's picture

Well Deserved!!

I feel the joy!!

 

Marty

Who's the Daddy?!

robfraser's picture

Who's the Daddy?! congratulations on your place- this is a great composition!

Congratulations!!

hank stefaniak's picture

Double barrel congratulations in order here Steve!! WELL DONE

Nice rhythmic feel -

jimsammy's picture

Nice relaxed swingin' feel! I also found it refreshing the way you approached the song with a sweeter, less agressive attack.It really fit the song. Real good job.

Smooth playing

Mark Hummel's picture

Very nice job on this - moves along nicely! Great to hear players in blues strectching into second instead of the overly familiar third position. I really like the way you move up an octave on second verse, very smooth playing & use octaves. Interesting ideas too. Definatly some licks I use. One part way up high almost sounds flute like.

Thanks Count Chromonica for

walterjuke's picture

Thanks Count Chromonica for your comments!

BTW the baby has arrived!  Baby and momma are both healthy and daddy is very happy!

Steve

Swingin'

Dennis Gruenling's picture

Hi Steve - Really dig how the theme of this swings. Reminiscent of some of the jump/rock & roll sax instrumentals of the 50's, which I really dig. The happy & jovial mood you wanted to portray really comes through as well. Nice use of trills also. Overall I thought it was real cool and real good work in this position! I would have personally liked to hear more octaves, but you really made this work as a whole as-is. Good job! - Dennis "Count Chromonica" Gruenling

Thanks

walterjuke's picture

Thanks Marty and Hank.  Marty I'm glad I was able to get you guys dancing!

Steve

happy tune!

Marty Howe's picture

This is a real happy tune!  My girl and I started to dance when we heard it.

Congrats on your new one to come!  Won't be suprized if he/she comes out singing!

Keep blowin!

 

Marty

 

Congratulations!!

hank stefaniak's picture

Congratulations on the addition to your family - love how your playing reflects the happiness you are feeling - this is another reason for my to go beyond third position - man, that high end verse @1:27 is an attention grabber - nice flow to this well done piece!!