Yes, it is open for all chromatic postings, from anyone, (no diatonic).
(It was suggested to 'sticky' it, & I'm OK with that.)
If the new topic "On The Button" is only for chromatics posting.
Does that mean that the monthly songs and the alphabet tunes will
now have to be posted with a diatonic harmonica only?
You are a very fit looking 85 Irv
I play a lot of tennis, that helps.
But even so, there is still a strange old guy that I don't recognize, who keeps looking back at me in the mirror.
And I still get that run down feeling... when I get hit by a car.
I am, Four Score plus five.
In some sections in your playing of Dream Baby, the notes blend in with one another and flow with continuity. Those parts sound good, and shows that you are improving fluidity. Keep working on that, and soon you will be playing as smooth as velvet.
here is a little German folk song. Du, Du Liegst mir im Herzen. I think it translates as You ,You Weigh on my Heart.
I am familiar with that tune Dezzy, we used to have a music box with that song.
You played it quite well.
It sure sounds like Danny Boy and you have a fine harmonica to play it on. My only suggestion is to post a video of you playing, so that the more experienced players here can visualize your technique, and perhaps offer suggestions on how to improve your fluidity from one note to another.
I very seldom play a song without including rhythm chording along with the melody.
Does that include playing that way on a chromatic too?
Just listened to your rendition of Cheek to Cheek, I thought it was a very good effort, it is a happy tune and I would have liked you to put a little more bounce in it,how about having a go at it.Eric33
I know it's a lively tune Eric, and I did at first try to play it that way with a little bounce. But the harmonica I was using required a lot of breath, and I could not keep up the pace, so I played it a lot slower. That's the only playable diatonic that I have at the present time, however I am in the process of getting a new harmonica that is more responsive. I like to play rhythm and melody at the same time. Next month I will jazz up my playing a bit.
Thanks to all of you who wrote nice comments about my "Carnival Of Venice" tune.
I have been working on another song, playing on a Marine Band low "C" harmonica. I kind of
struggle with some of the very low notes which is noticeable in some places. But I spent enough time on it and will post it soon.
Sarge, that's a very nice lively foot stomping style of playing Cheek To Cheek, I enjoyed that.
That's one of the C songs that I have been practicing, and planned on posting it with more practice. Compared to you my version could cure insomnia.
Here is a "B" song.
Besame Mucho -- translation is
" ( kiss me a lot ) "
Hi Irv,I have just been listening to your Begin The Beguine,I cannot believe that you have just started.to learn to play the Chromatic.That middle section is a little tricky,but you played it well.You can't play it that well unless you can read music or have been playing a number of years.How long have you been playing the Chromatic?Eric33
I assume that the song you meant is "Beyond The Sea" not Begin The Beguine". I do have an older chromatic that I have tried to play over the years as a chromatic, but I couldn't get used to it. So I played it as a diatonic for a long time.
In recent times I decided to make an effort to learn how to play the chromatic.
I don't read music, can play some songs by ear, and I also use tabs, especially on the chromatic. When I posted that I was trying to learn how to use the slide button on my new chromatic, that was not exactly what I meant.
What I do mean is not to get stuck and hesitate at button pushing time in the song, which happens very frequently. In order for me to play a song somewhat fluidly and smoothly, I have to constantly replay it over and over again, and that's how I got to play that tricky middle section you mentioned. To give you an idea , the "B" song "Beyond The Sea" was played at least 200 that's (two hundred) times before I posted it. And even now after listening to the video, I think I could have done better, with more practice. But I had to move on.
It's a great skill, talent, gift, that harmonica players like you Eric, and Sarge, and others in the club have, being able to play complete songs by ear with very little practice, wish I could do that.
Now I am in the process of learning to play another "B" song that's taking a lot of practice and involves more slide activity. It's called
Besame Mucho. I know you played it, I hope I can do as well.
Will post it soon.