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AndyT replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. 16 hours 10 minutes ago

Thanks Marcy

I've been listening to Frank's version most of the morning, it's a bit on the monotone side, but slow enough to get a real good idea of the break.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQcz3mOkuIY

Andy

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. 16 hours 25 minutes ago

That's really expressive playing, Andy. And some good bending too. By coincidence I worked on learning that break today too. Most of the time I spent singing it along with Doc Watson's version. He does an awesome job with it.

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AndyT replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. 18 hours 3 minutes ago

Thanks Sarge

I haven't listened to the tune enough, that's for sure. Know the main riff since it's so well known, but the break just doesn't seem to stay in the old grey matter.

Andy

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. 18 hours 14 minutes ago

Way to go Andy. You're getting those bends quite well. Keep at it. The better you get the tune in your head the easier it will be to play it.

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AndyT replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. 18 hours 37 minutes ago

Right

Here's an early version of Stormy Weather. As mentioned in vid, I'm struggling to get the break in my head, so that will be my main focus. Sarge is right, this is very good song for working your bends out on diatonic.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=12OOhsMTBfc

I actually played this on a street corner in an alley in central Canberra (waiting for wife to finish work). Garnered an audience of one.

Andy

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AndyT replied to the topic 'Work in Progress -Dvorak or is it Hovis?' in the forum. 19 hours 41 minutes ago

That's really quite good Jeremy,

I liked the crescendo at the end, and the surrounding diminuendo - true technical term folks - so, I don't know which techniques you used there, but they worked a treat.

Well done.

Andy

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I feel quite bad about this. In my local music store - Bettermusic, Canberra - and saw a woman buying a harmonica. Went to do my stuff, came back... Show more

AndyT Hopefully, she's going to give it to one of her children as a toy. 19 hours 45 minutes ago
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Marcy replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. yesterday

I agree Tootler, you've got nothing to lose opening it up and having a look inside.
On that note, you made that chrometta look so fun Jim, that I did order one yesterday. Can't wait to try it out.
I've been playing around with the diatonic version today though. I'll have to work on both this month, because I honestly can't pick a favorite.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks Tootler. You should go ahead and open up that chrometta and fix that reed.

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Tootler replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. yesterday

Both those sounded pretty good, Sarge. The Chrometta sounded really good. In fact, I preferred it to the diatonic. For me, it had the right "feel" for the song.

I found I had a Chrometta kicking around. I've barely played it and I found out why. The D on 1 draw barely sounds. I suspect the reed needs resetting but I was probably loath to open it up and have a look.

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AndyT and SWAPAN DEB have commented on AndyT's video yesterday

Thanks Swapan.

Oh When the Saints go Driving In.

Recorded in the car on way to veggie shopping. Riffing around the tune on a Hohner Crossover in key of A.

Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Work in Progress -Dvorak or is it Hovis?' in the forum. yesterday

Huge improvement, Jeremy, well done. I'll be humming this all day tomorrow...

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Stormy Weather--May Song of the Month' in the forum. yesterday

Hey PJKY, being a very long time Harmonicats fan, I really appreciate that compliment.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Greek Island Crete Minor Key Songs' in the forum. yesterday

Good playing and a nice minor sound.

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Skiathitis created a new topic ' Greek Island Crete Minor Key Songs' in the forum. yesterday

Songs played by modified harmonica for Natural minor key but in 1st position:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0QJnq4xKgU

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PJKY replied to the topic 'Work in Progress -Dvorak or is it Hovis?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Beautifully played. This past year I have been trying to remember while playing, at every opportunity, totally inflate my lungs. I find I can conserve or use more airflow when ever I choose to do so, also deep set the harp up to the corners of my mouth gives a controlled amount and precise directional flow of air

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jeremyh replied to the topic 'Work in Progress -Dvorak or is it Hovis?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Here's a less ear splitting version on a G Harmonica : soundcloud.com/jeremy-hoyland/dvoral-largo employing some of Andys tricks.

I have a nasty suspicion that the tablet microphone is auto-levelling and tries yo keep the volume in a range, so I used my digital recorder this time, video gets horribly out of sync though, hence the sound file.

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Harpoman is friends with SWAPAN DEB

PJKY replied to the topic 'Work in Progress -Dvorak or is it Hovis?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Your interest in this song has touched my heart. I am always compelled to play it on my harp--did so at the memorials for those near and dear to me who had passed. I tongue block, therefore that gives volume and tone control , tis' a sacred hymn indeed.

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