The Lucky13* is a 10 hole diatonic, with a low octave added in hole 1-3.
I think your style of playing would translate fine to the harp, but may take time.
Did you get the six harp set?
After gettin' to know you Jim, I grant you exclusive permission to use the phrase, "Naw he's always been that way".
Me and my brother in law got 6 largemouth yesterday before gettin' blowed off the lake.
Jimmy Mac, I know you have my back. But know this, I developed my eccentricities early in life, so now days when I meet someone and they remark, "man, Pete's an A-hole" those that have known me any length of time say "naw he's always been that way".
I think any convention should start with all the lights off, everyone enters in the dark, once all are inside, throw the lights on and watch people cringe. The jig is up at this point, all ass kissers and potential ass kissers would be revealed.
Yeah, I know Win, the feelings I have for Oklahoma go back nearly forty years. I am sure that the
state is a bit more progressive thinking now days, but I still have bad feelings, as I'm sure OK does too.
I want to do a SPAH if I live long enuff, but I'll pass on this years.
I gave serious consideration to going last year to SPAH, but San Antonio in Aug. is sweltering. Not that Fl. isn't too, but why should I travel 1200 miles to sweat?
I really hoped this years SPAH would have been held in Virginia Beach, 'cause I don't go to Oklafrickin'homa for free, I expect to be paid if I must go, not even close to my favorite place at all.
So if you guys go, and you run into somebody that doesn't like me, tell 'em I said to kiss my @ss.
I wasn't going to weigh in on this. Why are you attacking the reed slot tolerance?
Suzuki laser cuts their reed plates, lasers don't dull, the tolerances are perhaps
the tightest in the industry. The reeds are welded to the plate robotically, it is rare
that you'll find a reed misaligned on a Suzuki reed plate.
Embossing was a needed to make for an air tight instrument years ago. After Hohner
(number one in sales) re-tooled in 2004 and generally greatly improved their entire line
the other major manufacturers followed suit, (Hering hasn't and is enjoying the same fate
as Bends) now because of the improvements heavy embossing once used to even out
the reed tolerances is (thankfully) rarely needed.
Hole three draw is one of the hardest holes to control on a harmonica, because of the
notes available you'll need to create 4 different resonant chambers within your mouth to
accurately sound each note, especially the bends.
Regards, Reed Smith
Oh, so the truth is out! I have been wondering why no matter what I play, it comes out
sounding like old hillbilly music. Now I know, you played it Jim, left all those hillbilly
licks in it, now every time I play it, what comes out, is a weird hybrid of blues and
hillbilly, a veritable musical anomaly.
That is some cool stuff, I really like sax and harp doubling. I wonder if there any cool
Paul Lassey licks in the Lassey custom I got from Sarge? Prolly not, Sarge got 'em
all out, then traded the harp to me most likely.
I saw Chuck Berry play many many times. He actually spoke to ME one time.
I was workin' a show at the Orange Bowl in Miami, and was waiting for the band that
I worked for to come thru the south gate. A ragtop Caddy comes thru the gate, Chuck Berry drivin,'
he sees me and says, "hey man where's the Effing promoter?" I pointed the guy out and Chuck drove over,
and without gettin' outta the car says, "Where's my money?" Seems Chuck never played before he was paid,
and all the times I seen him he never had a band. Always used a band on the roster to back him up, in Miami
it was Randy California and Spirit. Honestly, his shows were just so-so at that time, the bands had never rehearsed
with him, half of the time they sorta knew the tune and if Chuck weren't yelling at them, he was leavin 'em, and then
yelling at them. But it was Chuck Berry!!!
I would venture he did play longer or shorter versions as the room dictated. The song kinda plays itself,
in that he is building from one riff to the next.
I know I could have posted this behind the James Cotton post, but I thought Chuck to
be too important to get lost by other posts. That is the reason I put it here.
Man-O-Man, on a personnel level I have lost three cats that I played with many many times over the years.
All three in the last seven months. As Sarge told me, "Ya gotta be tough to get old".
I am gonna try to put my camera on a tri-pod and get the whole show, all three sets. I'll let my guitar player
post anything that isn't TOO embarrassing
I can't get any of Gunsmokes videos to play. I thought it was on my end.
I can't escape the influence James Cotton had on me and my playin'. Those that've known me for a
while, like Suavacito (Gerald) know that I am into that "inner groove", that thing that is distinct to you.
My personnel inner groove so closely mimics James', I at first was intimidated. I soon came to realize
that I had found a "pocket" to play in, that place just a bit behind the beat, the groove. Playin' James'
material has been inspiring, his playin' on those Muddy Waters sessions is incredible. James had a way
of swingin' that I tend to lean towards too.
I'm thinkin' I need to tell my guitar player to sharpen up on "The Creeper" we gots a two a gig day comin',
up and the creeper is a good instrumental to give our voices (mine) a break.
Eternity, the one destination we ALL share
Maybe this can help:
When a major interval is reduced by a half step it becomes minor.
When a minor interval is enlarged by a half step it becomes major.
When a minor or a perfect interval is reduced by a half step it becomes diminished.
When a major or a perfect interval is enlarged by a half step it becomes augmented.
(a perfect interval identifies the distance of the first note of a major scale and the unison,
4th, 5th, or octave) look up perfect interval.
I don't play much jazz per se, but I think when a band leader calls for a 5-6-1- for example
he is referring to the chords being played.
I know if some one calls something "from the five" they mean from the five chord.
If you're playin' more than two chords you're showin' off, Woody Guthrie
The Saint Charles Police Department in Missouri have confirmed responding to a medical emergency
on Saturday where they found an in responsive man, life saving techniques were administered, Chuck
could not be revived and was pronounced dead at 1:26p.m.
LYRIC POET, my heart aches.
Winslow turned me onto "discreet comb" chromatics, when I was at HIP.
I usually don't have problems with it being too cold to play as I live in Fl.
My biggest problem is too much perspiration, I once sweated so much
at a gig that I couldn't hold my 64, and dropped it on a tile floor, really
did a number on the slide shuttle and button.