Don't forget "Under the Boardwalk" please.
I played clarinet in 5th grade for only 1 year. We moved just before the next school year and I played nothing. Beginning 7th grade I played trombone for 3 years. Lost interest in music but gained interest in girls. Got my first harmonica in my 30's by trading the trombone. Kinda learned one song, Spanish
Eyes, but never followed through.
Fast forward to 2011. My wife of 44 years passed away and saw an ad for Mile High Harmonica Club.
Just went to listen as I had been a big fan of Harmonicats and Johnny Puleao and the Harmonica gang. What an extraordinary club. I didn't play anything until 2016. I have mild COPD and wasn't sure I could play at all but bought my first bass harmonica, a Tombo pocket bass mostly because it was inexpensive and I thought it would be a good trial. It is arranged in the circle of 5ths. They wanted me for club president and I thought I couldn't be the president unless I at least tried to play.
Now I have 2 pocket basses, 4 chord harmonicas two of which are blow only, one Suzuki double bass SDB-29 and a Tombo Contra bass which is the one I try the most to learn to play. I do ok
but have a long way to go.
I am reading music again but quite slowly. Trying to learn the 8 bar blues for bass. I have the first 4 bars down now so need to get the last 4. There is nothing on the internet for bass harmonica specifically but Study Bass.com is there for all and especially guitar but he is a good teacher. I like
his theory. I have a private teacher locally and we play as a trio or quartet. Fun.
Early days 2 1/2 years ago but there will be no chromatic that you are thinking about. Just a chromatic bass now.
Most written music will have the chords written above the staff if there is not written bass part
so just play first and fifth with 3rd when appropriate. Learning walking bass too and it is more fun and always comes back to root and fifth.
Birthdate10. 08. 1947
About meI am relearning bass clef after not playing for 54 years. I play bass and a little chord (Seydel-Schaman). I am currently the president
of the Mile High Harmonica Club.