How do you get to Carnegie Hall? “Practice, practice, practice,” we’re told. Few people, though, practice (x3) on the harmonica and end up with a standing ovation at the legendary concert venue.
Buddy Greene, who says he waited his whole life, for this one night, accomplished just that.
Absolutely amazing. If you’re curious about what just went down, Greene elaborates:
“The first song of the Classical Medley is Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach, played in 1st position (key of C). The second song is based on Mozart’s Sonata in C, Movement 1 (although here it is played in the key of G, with lots of bending). The third song adapted from Rossini’s William Tell Overture, back in 1st position (key of C) with some high blow bends at the end. I played a C diatonic harmonica, probably a Meisterklasse or Golden Melody, both by Hohner.”
You may be wondering why the crowd is so insistent on clapping loudly rather than taking in the music, but surely Mr. Greene must have been pretty psyched to hear that applause.
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