The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
May 10, 2022

Will Wilde interview

Will Wilde interview

Will Wilde joins me on episode 61.

A sixteen year old Will stole his first harmonica while at a party and proceeded to put the rock into the instrument. He first started performing with his sister, Dani, as the harmonica player in her band. But Will has always had ideas of his own and soon formed his own band, with elements of rock and a heavy, driving blues style.

Will has a very active YouTube channel, with lots of tuition videos and great performances, such as playing the Free Bird guitar solo on harmonica, as well as collaborations with other harmonica players.

Will has come up with his own Wilde tuned harmonicas, placing the second position root notes in the top two octaves as draw notes, which really opens up the  top end. Seydel manufacture these harmonicas.

Watch out for Will’s new album, with a new band, coming out later this year, which will see Will   move move towards the genre of rock.

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Links:

Will's website:
https://www.willharmonicawilde.com

Wilde Tuned harmonica:
https://www.wildetuning.com
https://www.seydel1847.de/rockharmonica

EuroBlues week:
https://www.euroblues.co.uk/blues-week-2020/

Will’s online store:
https://www.willharmonicawilde.com/store


Videos:
Performing in a duo with sister Dani:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykL8FXME9sA

Lynyrd Skynryd’s Free Bird solo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtXP2-5IC2E

YouTube tuition videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmVJfqqiy8uDgmhZT0oI7zbBP6Hua_pDi

Parisienne Walkways video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPPGv5hBE0Y

YouTube collaboration with Erin Oberg:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dl4E1aqmgs

Pet Got The Blues Advert:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPzEWd079Lo&t=30s

Wilde Tuning Introductory lessons for standard and minor tuned:
https://www.wildetuning.com/lessons

Progressive Metal - Phrygian Dominant scale:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tAH3p8IjRs



Podcast website:
https://www.harmonicahappyhour.com

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Spotify Playlist:
Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains most of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Podcast sponsor:
This podcast is sponsored by SEYDEL harmonicas - visit the oldest harmonica factory in the world at www.seydel1847.com  or on Facebook or Instagram at SEYDEL HARMONICAS