Whammer Jammer

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Blow the back off it Dickie

Join Richard Taylor on a white-knuckle roller coaster ride through two minutes and fifty five seconds of musical invention that changed the face of contemporary harmonica soloing.

In the early 1970’s, Magic Dick, the mad-haired harp maestro of the J.Geils Band, created a rocket-fuelled monster that has been copied and imitated for decades, yet continues to confound those who attempt it.

From our harmonica forensics department, detective inspector Richard Taylor will be raiding the lost ark that is Whammer Jammer and helping you master the treasure trove of technique and phrasing behind this power-harp masterpiece.

Download the Road Map here.
Download his Case Notes here.