Today was the first time I've ever been to a studio to record some tunes.
So pretty pumped about it, it was quite nice.
All we have ever used was our you tube stuff recording mostly with our cell phones. this was light years ahead of anything we've been able to do on our own.
I declined wearing headphones while recording/playing mostly because I thought it would through me off. Also it was playing to a mic on a microphone on a stand .. so no bumping into it or things like that.
I think it was the 1st time the harmonicas sounded in real life how I thought they sounded in my head.
...so that my story for now...
Good luck with all.
With the note "bending"..if the note is in the middle of a measure or riff, it can be more forgiving than if the note is at the end where you want to hit it right on target.
you can also kind of "scoop" the note like with the wha wha on the inhale then as ability allows you can hit it clean or not depending on your preference or how it fits in the song and what not.
...and of course have fun..it's a "user friendly" instrument...!
I wonder if there will be any award for any people who have actually listened to all the submissions...eh ?
The Harp Ninja thread got me thinking so Idusted it off a bit for practice today.
I had forgotten how inexpensive the purchase price had been
So mine is set up for an i pad I remember it had advised against a smaller screen like on a phone.
Soas i mentioned i use it to check myself on the notes. Since I play diatonic and "bending " notes is an integral part of my playing I like to check to see if i am truly landing solid on the notes,
Fo myself I want to make sure on the 3 draw that I am getting my notes sounding "pretty' in relation to it's place in a song.
It's not uncommon to hear people land on the three like a ton of bricks as I often did, esp in the early days.
So in keeping with that it offers a 30 second play back, which comes in handy esp if you want to check your phrasing and what not, such as doing the turnarounds etc.
30 seconds does give you a good idea how you really sound as opposed to how you
may think you sound.
Sometimes it's a pleasant surprise... sometimes not so much eh ..
I use the ninja one on rare occasions mostly when I want to hit a particular note.
I used it to replace a corrupt version of the Bendometer or the amazing slow downer.
I forget which one which took forever to get off my devices.
These days I don't use any harmonica software stuff, I have no patience for forever learning different programs which turn out to me pretty useless for the type of playing I do.
...others might have different opinions of course...
dezzy wrote: True, Eric. But the challenge is to find songs that don’t start with “the”. Just carry on the month will soon be over.
Challenges are not well received it seems. Every month I post 2 songs for folks to learn and how many take that challenge? I try to include one appropriate for chromatic and one appropriate for diatonic.
It's all interesting, but I never worry if I've submitted songs or not from time to time.
I think worry is the key word. ...another way to state it would be that it would add unnecessary stress to my life and others would also decide on their own their level of participation.
back when things started up I thought there would be two songs suggested by sarge for songs of the month and two other songs submitted by players for letter of the month so folks could add variety.
So I thought the whole thing would encompass a total of 4 songs if participants did all options.
I don't have a strong opinion on the matter, just thought that's how it was originally set up.
...course I could be wrong..
Thanks Sarge, I'll pass the word along to her, she'll appreciate it.
in the real world once upon a time she had no hair..(chemo).now she could grow it down to her toes if that is her wish..it's all good !.
nice playing you've been posting up..spdr
dezzy wrote: Spideryak, another good one with Maril. You seem to like blues. I like the sign that came out in focus “Better late than never”. It looks like you need a remote to turn off the recorder. You always leave Maril standing.
Thanks we do like blues,swing, boogie and what not.
(I think this is the only harmonica site I go to that doesn't have a blues section)
I do need some kind of remote to turn the recording on or off..I'm still pretty neanderthal when it comes to things like that.
So in the meantime she get s to practice her" "Smile for the Camera"".