Videos: Dave Gage Music

Aside from being the founder and author of HarmonicaLessons.com and a longtime professional harmonica teacher, Dave has also been playing in bands, making albums, and doing recording session work since the late 1970's. Click here for Dave Gage bio info. The Dave Gage videos below are roughly in order by age. The newest videos are at the top.










Video: "Tap 2" (solo rock harmonica)

RECORDED in 1995- "I was testing out a Barcus-Berry harmonica pickup and different sounds on an Alesis QuadraVerb GT effects box. I took the output of the mixing board and went directly to a DAT recorder so I could listen back later. I liked it enough that I decided to call this jam a 'song'. The first "Tap" song was on my "Well You Can't, Now Can You" CD from 1990. This was similar enough that I called it "Tap 2". It was a one time direct recording with no overdubs. The sounds created by the tongue switching techniques were inspired by Eddie Van Halen tapping and whammy bar effects on electric guitar." [Video Length: 02:19]

*Played in the key of "E" on a standard key of "A" diatonic in 2nd Position.



Video: "68 Blues- 1994 version"

RECORDED in 1994- "Written and recorded by myself and Scott Linssen (electric guitar). In 1999, a new version was recorded in studio with a live band. I like both versions so both have been uploaded." [Video Length: 03:19]

*Played in the key of "C" on a standard key of "F" diatonic in 2nd Position.



Video: "Railroad"

RECORDED in 1994- "The title song of an un-released album from the mid 1990's. Hard rock/heavy metal harmonica melody and solos with key changes between sections (Dm-F#-Bbm-A guitar solo-Dm)." Key modulations inspired by Joe Satriani. [Video Length: 03:25]

*Melody is played in the key of D minor on a re-tuned C diatonic in 3rd Position with tongue-switching technique. 1st Solo is played in the key of "F#" on a standard key of "B" diatonic in 2nd Position. 2nd solo is is played in the key of Bb minor on a re-tuned Ab diatonic in 3rd Position, guitar solo in A, and then the melody in Dm again at the end.



Video: "Dat Groove"

RECORDED in 1994- "I was testing out different sounds on an Alesis QuadraVerb GT effects box and decided to try one of the preset sounds with a MIDI sequence I had put together called "Piano Groove". I took the output of the mixing board and went directly to a DAT recorder so I could listen back later. I liked it enough that I decided to call it a 'song'. It was a one time direct recording with no overdubs. (There are a couple of notes I'd like to take back, but I can live with it.)". [Video Length: 03:06]

*Played in the key of C minor on a re-tuned Bb diatonic in 3rd Position with tongue-switching technique.



Video: "If My Sheets Could Talk"

This Dave Gage Band 1987 music video was created for a friend-of-a-friend programming director at MTV to be put in rotation on their "Basement Tapes" show. Unfortunately, by the time the video was finished, MTV had cancelled the show and only accepted videos from Major Labels. Life in the big city. [Video Length: 04:47]

*Most of these harmonica parts are played on a chromatic harmonica in the key of "A". The solo in the middle is played in the key of "A" on a standard key of "D" diatonic in 2nd Position.







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