A Harmonica in Carnegie Hall —

For some reason, it makes a lot of people laugh — but for me, I always had a weakness for the nasal drawl of a harmonica. Around the campfire, perhaps, its bright sound cheerful, brash, unabashed.

But Bach? Rossini? In a concert hall?

Who knew? Try it out:

Buddy Greene on the harmonica, and if you’re amazed and delighted — there’s a bunch more on youtube.

(For something else cheerful, try today’s Eye Candy, Abundance, on sister blog A View from the Woods)

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5 Responses to A Harmonica in Carnegie Hall —

  1. Arsen Darnay says:

    Absolutely wonderful! Absolutely. In our household Brigitte and I are always competing fiercely to carry the title of “The Finder” — re-awarded anytime one of us is first to find something lost, a frequent occurrence at our age! Well, today, we are delighted to award YOU that cherished title. You are The Finder!

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  2. pauline says:

    The absolute stillness of the audience at the beginning as they listened and then their whoops and spontaneous applause as he kicked it up a notch was wonderful to watch. Sometimes people amaze me with their abilities – that man is a musician of the finest sort! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Stef says:

    Just goes to show that a skilled technician can extract beauty out of any instrument – musical or human…

    Here’s a ukelele example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k

    And here’s an ipad example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcexJQM-8W0

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Wow! Jake Shimabukuro on the ukelele — (Funny, when I played the ukelele it didn’t sound anything like that 😉
      and, less true beauty perhaps, but incredible and even more amazing — the iPad/iPhone “concert”.

      Thanks, Stef. Everybody, it’s worth a look at both of these!

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