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 Post subject: White Christmas
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:00 am 
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I know it's a little late fort his year, but is it possible to play white Christmas on a diatonic without overblowing?

I'm guessing no, but I've been wrong before....

Stoffel


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 Post subject: Re: White Christmas
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Hello Stoffel

Good question! Start on - 3''. Then it is possible. on a normal Richter-tuned diatonic.

-3'' -3' -3'' -3''' -3'' -3' -3 +4................ (it 12. position)


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 Post subject: Re: White Christmas
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:23 pm 
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Thanks, Knud!

ok, so on a Bb Harp the first note would be G, right?

Is it "realistic" or "practical" to play it this way? Or should I start trying to learn overblows? Or do suggest this as a good exercise to really learn to play ALL the 3-hole bends perfectly?

Stoffel


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Hello Stoffel

Good question! Start on - 3''. Then it is possible. on a normal Richter-tuned diatonic.

-3'' -3' -3'' -3''' -3'' -3' -3 +4................ (it 12. position)


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 Post subject: Re: White Christmas
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Hello Stoffel

Yes, first note would be a G on a Bb-harp.

I think it's a good excercise for learning all the 3-draw bendings. There is -2'' too btw. For my part i prefer to play melodies to practise bendings , overblows and things like that.

To play White Christmas with overblows is very hard/difficult. I play White Christmas in 1. position that has "overblows" - but i use a halfvalved diatonic. In that way 4o and 5o become +5' and +6' (and it is possible to play those notes more smooth than with overblows).
So first notes are +5 -5 +5 +5' (=5o) +5 -5 +6' (=6o) +6.


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