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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.
"Breathe The Harmonica"
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.
"Breathe The Harmonica"
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.
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.
Reed Smith wrote:
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.
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.
Hi could anybody advise me on what is best way to clean my special 20.
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.
Welcome Viper....I've only been playing a year and a half myself.
There is a lot of nice people in here.
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!