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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'Steve Vai on harmonica' in the forum. 46 minutes ago

@Tootler,
I was referring to Skyguy's offering, which to me sounded like he was trying to do
one note melody soloing, which was not helping the tune, but rather distracting from
it, that is why I suggested playing target notes that correspond with what the guitar is
playing, going for the one voice. And you are absolutely right it is not easy! "When in
doubt, lay out", was engrained in my consciousness long ago.
Regards, Reed
"Breathe The Harmonica"

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. 55 minutes ago

@BruceRoscoe,
I am not real accomplished at chromatic, I play them in a blues/jazz context.
I use a chromatic in the key of C to play in Ebm, Holding the button in puts you
in Ebm. Maybe this will work for "Misty". I'll give it a try.
Regards, Reed
"Breathe The Harmonica"

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BruceRoscoe created a new topic ' Misty on the chromatic' in the forum. 3 hours 20 minutes ago

This may be a foolish question to some but help me understand. My friend use to be the White Johnny Mathis in Vagas for years . He was telling me Misty is song in E-flat. If I play 2nd position A-flat on a chromatic do I have to rewrite it for A-flat or go by harmonica tabs.com and play it in C. I just started with the Chromatic , it'seems just a little confusing to me. Thanks in advance for any input.

Bruce

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Dexer replied to the topic 'Jambalaya--August Song of the Month' in the forum. 5 hours 37 minutes ago

I've just added Jambalaya to "My Videos" now that I've overcome a technical issue. The direct youtube links were working fine but I had a problem viewing videos linked through My videos (not just mine but everybody else's videos too). I suspect it was a browser issue but it's fixed now.

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Dexer added a video. 5 hours 43 minutes ago

Jambalaya

Harmonica Club Video

Harpoman and SWAPAN DEB have commented on SWAPAN DEB's video 6 hours ago

fantastic

HELLO- Lionel Richie, Seydel Saxony Am

Sound track designed by Joy Nandy. Alto Sax is being played manually. Wishing all of you Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year with "Hello" tune.

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HELLO- Lionel Richie, Seydel Saxony Am

Sound track designed by Joy Nandy. Alto Sax is being played manually. Wishing all of you Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year with "Hello" tune.

Tootler replied to the topic 'Steve Vai on harmonica' in the forum. 6 hours 21 minutes ago

Reed Smith wrote:

Accompaniment is fine, soloing over a vocal is not, that perhaps is just my opinion, but it
will get you fired from my band, and every good one I have played with. A duo should sound
like one voice, not two playing a different song.
Regards, Reed

I get your point and I agree. Accompanying is just that and you should not dominate the vocalist. Your earlier statement read to me like don't play at all when the singer is singing. I can see the point of the argument if the player doesn't get the difference between accompanying and soloing over the vocals or over another soloist. It's something that you need to learn. A good accompanist knows how to keep out of the way and yet enhance the overall musical effect. Not easy.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'August songs of the month that weren't chosen' in the forum. 7 hours 34 minutes ago

For recording at home, I'll definitely continue to use the mic on the stand. I'd prefer to use it in shows too except for the constant switching between vocals and harp. It even works pretty well when we've got a great sound man who adjusts levels during the whole show. But, for the shows where we use our own equipment, the handheld mic may be handy.

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spideryak replied to the topic 'August songs of the month that weren't chosen' in the forum. 8 hours 32 minutes ago

I just found this thread. Though I didn't recognize any of the tunes. Nice info on how you're making your recordings.
I sometimes run the mics and another instrument into a small little battery mini mixer...then over to the amp.
So ideally everything can be adjusted individually.

I notice Charlie McCoy always uses a mic stand ...James Cotton..probably never...

Having a mic with a volume control is always nice, it's one of the things I like about the handheld,
but for recordings we don't have set up yet...just the cell phones so we have some catching up to do.

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Eric33 added a video. 14 hours 22 minutes ago

My Foolish Heart

Another tune round about the 50s.Played during practice hour on a Suzuki Chromatics SCX48

pele66 Well played Eric33 nice old tune, played with feeling. 12 hours 34 minutes ago
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Hi could anybody advise me on what is best way to clean my special 20.
Thanks
Paul

Dexer There is a "Harp Cleaning" thread in the Harmoinca Hardware forum and it make reference to the Special 20. Keep in mind that simple diatonics like a... Show more 7 hours 15 minutes ago
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Viper15557 thanked Crawforde in topic Hi I am new to harmonica 18 hours 58 minutes ago
Viper15557 thanked Suave_Blues_Man in topic Hi I am new to harmonica 18 hours 59 minutes ago
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Le Chef and richardarmstrong have commented on Le Chef's video 19 hours 58 minutes ago

Thanks for listening, Richard and other friends.

Old Cape Cod

Me on left and me on right!

Crawforde replied to the topic 'Hi I am new to harmonica' in the forum. 22 hours 21 minutes ago

Welcome aboard lots of newbies around here and a few who really know what they are doing.
So ask anything, many others will benefit from the answers as well.

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Whitelight replied to the topic 'Hi I am new to harmonica' in the forum. 23 hours 9 minutes ago

Welcome Viper....I've only been playing a year and a half myself.

There is a lot of nice people in here.

Gary

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Marcy replied to the topic 'August songs of the month that weren't chosen' in the forum. yesterday

Really nice ones, Richard and Tootler! This thread was a great idea.
And thanks for the mic review Tootler. I've been looking for a harp mic that could be used for old time playing--most seem too heavy on distortion for that style. I've always used a mic on a stand, but switching back and forth between vocals and harp breaks--the mic always seems to pick up vocals louder. I wonder if I try a hand mic for the harp and the stand for the vocals whether it'll be easier to maintain a balance. This next month or two has a festival about every weekend, so I'm going to give it a shot and see. As luck has it, a coupon came in from Musician's Friend this morning!

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