Welcome to HarmonicaClub.com

Join today! Learn to play Harmonica. Upload songs, videos and pictures. Share your progress and get feedback from other members.

This website is an all-new rebuild of HarmonicaClub.com, launched 23 May 2015. If you were a member before then and would like to continue, you will need to sign up again, sorry for any inconvenience.
View All Members (853)
View all videos
Tootler replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 32 minutes ago

Harmlessonica wrote:

That was great, Jeremy.

I've often considered the CX12 but, like many chromatics, they are usually quite expensive. Would you mind telling us where you got this one from?

Yes, chromatics do cost quite a lot more than diatonics but you don't need as many of them so the total cost probably balances out.

Having said that, I met someone at a local folk festival last year who had chromatics in all 12 keys, believe it or not.

Read More...

Tootler replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 35 minutes ago

I've just posted a couple of tunes with my Seydel Sampler. Two tunes, one in G one in D and you can me switching keys on the video between the two tunes. It certainly makes switching keys when playing sets of tunes in different keys easy though it takes practice as you need to know where to move the harp when changing.

I'll link the video here as well as in my video album. There's information about the two tunes on You Tube.
youtu.be/LVameyskC4w

Read More...

Tootler added a video. 41 minutes ago

The Waters of Kylesku & Elseys Waltz

Two tunes played on a Seydel Sampler Harmonica in G/D. The Seydel Sampler is constructed like a chromatic harmonica but with the two reed sets a...

Tootler replied to the topic 'Dark Town Strutter's Ball--June Song of the Month' in the forum. 42 minutes ago

Marcy wrote:

Thanks Jim! I've really enjoyed learning these songs you've suggested. I don't think I'd have figured them out otherwise, but they sure have become favorites. It adds a lot of variety to our set too.
I really appreciate the compliment, Tootler! I thought you'd have a banjo uke stashed over there. Jeff's working on some Fornby-style strumming to solo with these tunes as we speak. I was worried this banjolele would be too loud for the harmonica, but we recorded this with the camera right between us. It's a really small banjo uke though--only a six-inch pot, so maybe that's why.
Hey Jeremy, thanks very much. I've got one of those banjolins too. It seems like they turned just about everything into a banjo back then. I'd like to hear y'all play sometime if you ever put your folk tunes on Sound Cloud.

Mine has a full size banjo pot. Closed back with a resonator and it's definitely loud. I thought I detected a hint of Formby style playing by Jeff. He's definitely getting there.

Read More...

Tootler replied to the topic 'Dark Town Strutter's Ball--June Song of the Month' in the forum. 44 minutes ago

Nice one Jeremy. You got a nice swing going there.

Read More...

Sarge replied to the topic 'Dark Town Strutter's Ball--June Song of the Month' in the forum. 1 hour 47 minutes ago

Way to go Jeremy, good job.

Read More...

Marcy replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 1 hour 50 minutes ago

Congrats on the new chromatic, Jeremy. It has a great sound.

Read More...

Marcy replied to the topic 'Dark Town Strutter's Ball--June Song of the Month' in the forum. 1 hour 55 minutes ago

Really nice playing, Jeremy, and thanks for making me feel less of a procrastinator! That chromatic sounds great. Is that the chrometta or the new CX12?

Read More...

Marcy replied to the topic 'Dark Town Strutter's Ball--June Song of the Month' in the forum. 1 hour 59 minutes ago

Thanks Jim! I've really enjoyed learning these songs you've suggested. I don't think I'd have figured them out otherwise, but they sure have become favorites. It adds a lot of variety to our set too.
I really appreciate the compliment, Tootler! I thought you'd have a banjo uke stashed over there. Jeff's working on some Fornby-style strumming to solo with these tunes as we speak. I was worried this banjolele would be too loud for the harmonica, but we recorded this with the camera right between us. It's a really small banjo uke though--only a six-inch pot, so maybe that's why.
Hey Jeremy, thanks very much. I've got one of those banjolins too. It seems like they turned just about everything into a banjo back then. I'd like to hear y'all play sometime if you ever put your folk tunes on Sound Cloud.

Read More...

jeremyh replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 2 hours 19 minutes ago

www.bax-shop.co.uk/products/search?q=cx12 -although the price seems to have gone up a little already.

Read More...

jeremyh replied to the topic 'Dark Town Strutter's Ball--June Song of the Month' in the forum. 2 hours 21 minutes ago

Just slipping in under the wire soundcloud.com/jeremy-hoyland/strutters1 -thought I'd better get it in now, I have the dentist tomorrow morning :(

Read More...

Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 2 hours 27 minutes ago

That was great, Jeremy.

I've often considered the CX12 but, like many chromatics, they are usually quite expensive. Would you mind telling us where you got this one from?

Read More...

Eric33 added a video. 3 hours 10 minutes ago

"Dark town Strutters Ball"

Played during practice hour on Larry Adler Professional 16 hole,by an Amateur.

Sarge replied to the topic 'What' in the forum. 3 hours 46 minutes ago

Welcome Barry, great to have you here. No such thing as a stupid question so ask away. Lots of knowledgeable and helpful folks here.

Read More...

tripod replied to the topic 'What' in the forum. 4 hours 21 minutes ago

Hi All,

As a brand new member here, first post, and a neophyte with a harmonica, I have been reading through some of the threads here to get a feel for the group and see how best to learn from this group. As I read through this thread, and saw Reed's post, I originally thought that maybe his thoughts were taken out of context. Then, I read the information in his profile...

I don't believe I've ever referred to anyone as an "idiot" anything. But maybe that's just me.

As a newcomer, I'm here to learn, to ask stupid questions, to offer advice if I can (too early for that for me), and to be redirected where appropriate. In other words, for some, or maybe one, I'm an idiot beginner. I sense that, generally speaking, I would be welcome in this group by most folks. At least, I hope so. Please let me know if this isn't the case and I'll move on.

I'll introduce myself in a new post in this section. Thanks for listening.

Barry

Read More...

jeremyh replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 6 hours 47 minutes ago

I did want an Orchestra tuned Seydel -but piece we are doing uses the 11th hole on a solo tuned harmonica. This was about half the price of a Saxony, I think it was on some sort of clearance deal.

Read More...

Tootler replied to the topic 'Text size on mobile devices' in the forum. 6 hours 47 minutes ago

I find the font size OK for reading on the iPad but it doesn't respond to pinching to increase it.

The font size in the compose box is too small, though IMO.

Read More...

Tootler replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. 6 hours 52 minutes ago

Sounds good to me. Quite a distinctive tone. I was going to get one but I wanted a low C and none of the online dealers I looked at had one so I got a Seydel low C instead. I have no regrets with my choice but it's a pity the retailers don't stock the low C.

Read More...

Tootler replied to the topic 'preference for rolls, hand or head shake ?' in the forum. 6 hours 56 minutes ago

spideryak wrote:

Interesting, any particular reason ?
I'm a bit more generic esp when I noticed that those playing guitar (or other instrument) using a neck rack for the harmonica didn't have the, use your hands, option.

With a neck rack, you have to move your head but when I'm playing with just the harp, I move the harp back and forth. I've been quite surprised how much more you have to move a chromatic compared with a 10 hole diatonic.

Read More...

Tootler replied to the topic 'Dark Town Strutter's Ball--June Song of the Month' in the forum. 6 hours 59 minutes ago

jeremyh wrote:

Another Good one Mary, and I like Jeff's playing on the Banjolele, I think they are suited to that style, I have a friend with a who plays folk tuns on the Banjolin -it suits him down to the ground small and loud, we put him on at pub shutting time :)

I'm actually thinking of selling mine. It's almost too loud and I struggle to sing over it. I can't quite bring myself to do it, though. :ohmy:

Read More...