Every time I play my harmonica.
I play mostly bluegrass.
I've often been told to take my harmonica.
Give it a good shake to remove
any saliva from the reeds and windsavers.
Sounds like you are more comfortable and relaxed with your
playing. And your fluidity is much improved, you are moving forward very nicely.
" Notice the disadvantage in playing your style is the hand movement to press the button. Other style has the button under the thumb. Still you do it ok on slow melodies."
You are so right, it is a very inefficient way to play a chromatic. I am hand cupping like it's a diatonic. The harmonica in the video has 16 holes, and for me it is to big and awkward for me to handle. I bought this refurbished harmonica on the internet. The price was right, and I thought I needed a 16 hole four octave harmonica. The truth is that I never played or needed the high end notes. I like to play the lower octave notes.
I do have a 14 hole Suzuki which is much smaller, and a 12 hole Hering low C chromatic, both are comfortable, and I play them in a more conventional way.
Here is another oldie that's been recorded by many singers. (Full Moon And Empty Arms)
I read somewhere that the melody was borrowed from a classical musical piece. I think it was Rachmaninoff's ???
Happy Birthday Irishscot
Welcome to the Octogenarian Club.
Here is an oldie F song called "Five Minutes More"
Since this song has to do with time, it reminds me of a bit of trivia information.
The reason clocks and watches are set to 10 minutes past 10, as seen in advertisements and also on display in jewelry stores, is
Ten past ten forms a V shape that frames the manufacturers logo, which is almost always just
below the number 12.
Here is the song
Here is a song with two F's in the title. I remember singing this with the entire class in grade school
music class. I can still visualize the music teacher starting us off with her pitch pipe to get us all on key. I am surprised that I still
Your "Frosty The Snowman" is just what I needed to hear, to get my mind off of the summer heat here in Florida. Thanks for the breeze, sounds good on your tremolo.
Irv...just wondering if you have the tongue blocking on either side for the diatonic as well.
I know I practice it quite a bit...often I think the tonality is different depending which side I block...then again perhaps not...
just curious what you think...thanks
Yes I can tongue block either side with the diatonic as well.
And yes I do notice a difference in the tone depending on which side you block. I know it seems strange that if you are playing the same hole, it should sound the same either way, left or right tongue block. However, you have to take into consideration that there may be changes in the air stream intensity and volume, and mouth cavity, due to the tongue's position.
Also if you can play melody and rhythm at the same time, try it with the tongue left and then right, for a different sound.
Thanks guys for the kind comments.
"It appears to me that you are a purse lips man,am I right? Eric."
Actually Eric, I can play tongue
Block, left or right, and lip block too.
However I find that lately if I play purse lips (tongue not touching the mouthpiece) there is a lot less saliva, and a drier harmonica. The down side is that more accuracy is required to hit the right hole.
I remember that song, and as an Octogenarian It's very true. As the song states "The years do go by, as quickly as a wink, enjoy yourself it's later than you think".
Good job on the playing, and excellent relevant photos in the video.