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Madcat's Harmonicology

Madcat's Harmonicology This CD features Peter Madcat Ruth's unique harmonica style, multi-tracked, and blended with world class percussion. If you dig harmonica music, or music in general, check this one out!

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Anyone Can Play Harmonica

Anyone Can Play Harmonica An Easy Guide to Getting Started
Taught By Peter Madcat Ruth
Available on 37-min DVD
Includes written material

This video proves that ANYONE can play harmonica. Madcat teaches popular campfire favorites: Oh Susanna, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Shenandoah, Down In The Valley, On Top Of Old Smoky, Polly Wolly Doodle, and Camptown Races. By the end of this lesson you'll have learned the major scale and will be combining melody notes with chord accompaniment.

The Ins and Outs of Rhythm Harp

Percussive Techniques for Blues Players Percussive Techniques for Blues Players
Taught By Peter Madcat Ruth.
Available on 60-min DVD
Includes written material

On this entertaining and enlightening video Madcat teaches the driving rhythms, and percussive sounds, and other traditional back-up techniques that will propel your blues harmonica playing. Madcat's unique system of spoken syllables will be the building blocks that you'll use to construct the foot-stopping, drive that characterizes so many of the great harp players, from Sonny Terry, to Sonnyboy Williamson.

Madcat teaches the "Boogie shuffle", "Hoots and Hollers", and other compelling rhythmic variations, as well as essential harp techniques such as tongue rolls, hand wah-wah, articulated percussive sounds, and much more.


Madcat, Gone Solo

Gone Solo

Madcat, Gone Solo is now a collectors item. The price is high because there are less than ten unopened LPs left... Madcat Gone Solo was recorded live at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1983. This recording captures the raw energy and finesse of Madcat's solo blues show. Lot's of great harp playing on this LP, and some fine singing and guitar playing too.

Madcat's Pressure Cooker, Live at the Pig

This recording features Madcat singing, playing some amazing harp, and fronting a very hot, electric blues/rock band. Madcat is accompanied by Andy Boller on keyboards and vocals, Doug Koernke on guitar, Oni Werth on bass, and Jack Wilkin on drums. Recorded live at the Blind Pig Cafe in Ann Arbor, Michigan (by Madcat's WebMaster Mike Gould) in 1988.

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