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Marcy replied to the topic 'Poll for June Songs of the Month' in the forum. 5 hours 33 minutes ago

Four days left to vote! I've got a good idea what's likely to be the frontrunner at this point, but second place is still anyone's guess. Make sure to pick your top three before the month's over.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 7 hours 24 minutes ago

Nice going, Dexer! I love deals like that!

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BlueMaple thanked Dexer in topic Harmonica Happy 2.0 14 hours 28 minutes ago
Sarge replied to the topic 'I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover--May Song of t' in the forum. 15 hours 1 minute ago

Keep after it Andy. Are you familiar with Lord Stompy from Adelaide?

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Hearing loss' in the forum. 15 hours 7 minutes ago

I have hearing aids. High frequency loss and tinnitus.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 15 hours 10 minutes ago

I never get deals like that. Some people just live right I guess!!

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Dexer replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 15 hours 24 minutes ago

Hey, check this out.

I went back to amazon.ca to review the price and the harp I ordered is now up to $58.77CDN or $45.50US!

But that doesn't affect me because my low price was locked in at the time of order. That's why you have to keep an eye on the prices and strike while the iron is hot. Truth is, even $45.50US is still a good deal...but the $20.08US that I paid is a crazy good deal.


Suzuki SUH-HA20Db Promaster-Hammond-Db
by Suzuki
Be the first to review this item
Price: CDN$ 58.77 & FREE Shipping. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Want it Monday, May 30? Order within 15 hours and 46 minutes and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.


My invoice:

Items Ordered
1 of: Suzuki SUH-HA20Db Promaster-Hammond-Db
Sold by: Amazon.com.ca, Inc.

Condition: New
Price CDN$ 26.16


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Dexer replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 15 hours 41 minutes ago

The CRAZY thing is: this new Hammond will be the CHEAPEST harmonica that I own!

Think about that.

This nifty, high end harp with enameled cover plates and a black anodized aluminum comb will be the cheapest of my three dozen diatonics.

Until now, my $28.50CDN Suzuki Bluesmasters have been my cheapest harps. My Hohner SP20 and 1896 MB were in the mid $30's (they are now much more expensive). These were followed by progressively pricier harps. It's weird to think my Hammond will be my bargain harp. If somebody said they wanted to by a harp for $20.00US, I would say that they should spend a few more bucks and buy a "real" harmonica. But, thanks to the vagaries of amazon.ca pricing, twenty US bucks is buying a pro quality instrument.

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 18 hours 32 minutes ago

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AndyT replied to the topic 'I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover--May Song of t' in the forum. 18 hours 57 minutes ago

Harmlessonica wrote:

Basically, start by keeping the core melody your priority and simply lift your tongue for a momentary chord after each note. On it's own, this can punctuate the beat and be left as is, but if you wish you can take that further by increasing the tempo of the tongue lift so that you're lifting it more times per note - ie, vamping.
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Hope that helps.

--=_=_=-

Thanks Harmless,

Been working on this, this morning, and it's helping. It's so unnatural for me, but good to work on.

Andy

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover--May Song of t' in the forum. 19 hours 56 minutes ago

AndyT wrote:

OK

Since this is one of the purposes of the whole exercise, I thought I'd record my struggles with playing this tune and adding chords, occasional vamps etc. Not a pleasant video by any means, but we were supposed to show how we're dealing with this.

The more I try with this the more I return to playing lip puckered for it, but that's just normal when you struggle. The whole point is to try things you are bad at. That way you won't be so bad at it for long.

Andy, I made a quick video that might help set you off on the right track. It's not a proper tutorial, just a little demo.

I don't claim to be an expert on this, just showing how I often approach adding chords to a melody.

Basically, start by keeping the core melody your priority and simply lift your tongue for a momentary chord after each note. On it's own, this can punctuate the beat and be left as is, but if you wish you can take that further by increasing the tempo of the tongue lift so that you're lifting it more times per note - ie, vamping.

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Hope that helps.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Poll for June Songs of the Month' in the forum. 22 hours 16 minutes ago

Just bumping this to the top so everyone sees it. Five days left to vote...

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Harpoman replied to the topic 'Hearing loss' in the forum. yesterday

AY!! I can't hear you. lol
That is a right old pain Tinnitus, I have that as well. All those years in factories and Rock concerts.

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Hearing loss' in the forum. yesterday

Pardon?


Sorry, cheap joke -I do have a bit of tinnitus caused by a race to the bottom on a scuba dive, not clever but better than a race to the top.

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Harpoman created a new topic ' Hearing loss' in the forum. yesterday

Hi everyone. I just got over flu. I have gone a bit deaf in both ears, so much so I'm buying some hearing aids. Does anyone else have troubles in the area?

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover--May Song of t' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks Marcy Goddesses is a lovely tune, I think it's in the first edition of "Playford's Dancing Master" of 1651. You can get the tunes in abc format online here.

We have a new version with different harmonies that I should have a go at recording now, although listening to the old one that sounds pretty good too.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Trying to decide between 4 chromatics' in the forum. yesterday

I have an Easttop chromatic from Danny and it plays nice! I think the Easttop is unbeatable for the price. I also have 7 or 8 Easttop diatonics, also great harps. Danny is a great guy and very pleasant to deal with.

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