Lucky 13 International Video Competition

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Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by Brendan » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Welcome to my new forum! Thanks for stopping by: I hope you'll register and start posting :)

This month we're running an international competition for the Lucky 13 harmonica. Anyone who owns or can beg, borrow or steal one can enter.

All the details are here:
http://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.ph ... ompetition

And here are the videos posted so far:
http://www.brendan-power.com/lucky13.ph ... tionVideos

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by Brendan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:28 am

Wow, 66 entries in the competition! Thanks to everyone who submitted :-)

Today I'm conferring with the other two judges, my business partners David Ireland (UK) and Tu Hua (China), to finalise our scores. Announcement of all 10 prize winners will be by the end of today USA Pacific time. Till then!

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by Dantanner » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:15 pm

Hoping!

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by Brendan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:52 pm

LUCKY 13 INTERNATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION PRIZES ANNOUNCED!

Thanks to all entrants in the competition – 66 videos in all! It was tough deciding the prize winnners, but after much conferring we judges have reached agreement.

NOTES
1. Several contestants took the opportunity to send more than one video, but in the case where they won a prize we have chosen the video of theirs that we liked the best.
2. We couldn’t decide on the 4th – 10th places, so we added three extra prizes! That makes a total of Lucky 13 prizes altogether 😊
3. The 4th - 13th places are listed in no special order. They all have great things about them, and all prizes are the same
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Here are all the prize winners:

1st Prize HARMONICA BILL LIFFORD (USA) – Tribute to James Cotton - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBCq2zI0iXg

2nd Prize BOAZ KIM (USA) - Boaz's Lucky 13 video 1 - https://youtu.be/1vW-9gKGeKI

3rd Prize TOBIN WINGARD - Lucky 13 Bass Blues Harmonica - https://youtu.be/3U1ASuQtLPQ

4th-13th Prizes:

Winslow Yerxa (USA) - Octave splits on Lucky 13 - https://youtu.be/eq8vzd4UZZM
Frank Tetsche (Denmark) - Balance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa8cZQH68dk
Burke Trieschmann (USA) - Burke T Lucky 13 NUMBER 2 - https://youtu.be/ylov_9BWVSQ
Den B (USA) - Lucky 13 Key Bb - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyHRI5MPX_c
Wenchao Li (China/Australia) - The Fireworks of Transience - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64afibFV48s
Anthony Randall (UK) - Anthony Parchman Farm Lucky 13 Bb - https://youtu.be/B95LyFvdYSE
Jan Peters (USA) - An Improvised Jig Situation On A Lucky 13 F Harmonica - https://youtu.be/YxvIYVCz088
André Daneau (Canada) - Entry For Brendan Power Lucky 13 Harmonica - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBQtUPYhwvQ
Jason Novak (USA) - 'Lucky 13' Bass Blues Harp 'Bird seed -n- Dvorak' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk2_gI-lHPk&t=5s
Blues Girl Phyllis Robinson (USA) - Irish Didley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttrz5lPVAGE

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All prize winners will be sent a congratulatory email, and a request for postal address and other details. If you don’t get your email shortly, you can email to check: lucky13@brendan-power.com

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Once again, thanks to EVERYONE who took part. We hope you continue to have fun with your Lucky 13s!

Brendan - David - Roland

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by twingard » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:38 pm

Thank you Brendan and colleagues! This was a great idea on your part and it was such a pleasure to see so many people contributing and the opportunity for listening to a wide variety of styles from all over the world! What next???
Maybe an AsiaBend video contest😜
Blessings to all, Tobin

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by opendoorharmonicas » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:02 pm

Thanks Brendan and the Lucky 13 team. Congrats to all the winners and everyone who submitted! I'm enjoying watching the other videos and catching up. What a great contest and fun way to promote this cool new harmonica. I'm honored to have placed with so many awesome and talented submissions.

Cheers- Burke T.

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by BadPiggy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:05 pm

Congrats for the great success of the competition and to all the Winners! :lol:

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by Dantanner » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:52 am

Interesting. Every winner had a great recording setup. And not a single one of them was playing with others. And every one was filmed as if it were a Lucky 13 commercial.

It will read like sour grapes, but I had nothing but a phone or camera to take the videos with and every one of my submissions was about what I really like my Lucky 13 for: playing with others! I use the bass mostly for rhythm and harmony support when others solo, and play melody - sometimes their bass thrown in - when I solo. Or play melody alongside the vocalist. I didn't even include a good shot of my harp - I simply played.

Obviously I had the wrong idea. I'll know better if this contest is ever repeated. Until then, I'll continue to jam and gig with other musicians.

By they way, my choice of winners from among these would have numbers 1 and 2 down and some others in their place.

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by winslowyerxa » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:20 am

FWIW I just improvised into Quicktime on my laptop - not a "great" recording setup, just what was easy to do quickly. I thought about coming up with an elaborate accompaniment arrangement but didn't have time. For my second entry, though, I did re-use a guitar part from another project.

Lucky 13 commercial? Well, I did try to show off its unique qualities. But if I were really making a commercial I would have tuned the octaves and done some reed setup, memorized a script, maybe dressed nicer and used a better backdrop and lighting, used a condensor mic with a good D/A converter and recording plugins, etc.

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Re: Lucky 13 International Video Competition

Post by dblues » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:13 am

Thanks to Brendan and team. It was a fun experience. I just used my inexpensive desktop webcam and microsoft free recording program, so nothing fancy here. Just followed the rules.

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