Actually, I am considering buying a Db harmonica, I play a couple tunes in Ebm, have always used a C chromatic in 11th pos. Thinking about what a Db diatonic would sound like played in 3rd position Ebm.
If you are trying to play along with recorded music you're going to be limited. However, if you wish to play along with tabs it won't matter.
Most recorded music I've heard using Db harmonica the harmonica is being played in 2nd position (Ab), or 3rd position (Eb/Ebm).
Welcome back, I hope you'll find time to use the new chatroom feature our fearless leader has installed. I want to hear your progress as I am some what involved, (bellows technique anyone?)
I hope the tips I passed on to you were in some small way helpful.
Welcome to the HC tommy! I play blues primarily, but I also enjoy playing, country, gospel, jazz, funk, zydeco, some I can pull off, some I can't.
I don't know of any harmonica clubs in NSW Melbourne area, nothing pops in a web search. I do know for a fact that there are some terrific harmonica players in NSW. My dear friend and occasional band mate Jon Bois is from Melbourne and played bass with the Dingoes, their harmonica player was Broderick Smith.
Yeah, as Dez has pointed out there is a considerable time differential, you're approx. 16hrs ahead of me, no big deal as I am all about harmonicas and music.
Learning to bend notes is a requirement for blues, but not necessarily a prerequisite to begin. Clear single notes start first, then chords, rhythm, etc.
I am always happy to share with anyone, especially someone starting out who truly wants to learn and understands the discipline involved. If it were easy, everybody would do it.
Regards, Pete (Reed Smith)
Well, I'm sure that the more I use the new chatroom the better I will like it.
Yep, sorta like playin' harmonica, the more you mess with it, the better you get at it.
@Sarge, we're only an hour apart time wise, let me know when you get your mic and we'll meet up and see what we can figures out.
"Wade In The Water" Key of D, second position G diatonic.
I have no idea M8, for me it has gone from confusing, to down right perplexing. I let the weird alone, just not for me.
You can find tabs for "Heart Of Gold" both diatonic and chromatic, here: www. harptabs.com
Okay, you were at another tab when I tried to contact you. How was I to contact you to let you know I was in the CR? I spoke, I played, I played LOUDLY, nothing.
Right! I checked out the chatroom last evening and saw an icon showing Seamus(*James) was in. I logged on, as it has been some years since I had talked to James*. I sat, waited, even played harmonica, loudly, as I thought perhaps he was away from his computer, or on another page but would hear me playing, to no avail. A "Be Right Back" or I Am Away" notice might solve any confusion in this regard.
Once things settle down, and I see what times folks tend to be available etc, I plan to post times/days I will be in the CR. I'll have all my harmonicas and related equipment, as well as tools and tips on maintaining and optimizing harmonicas for play ability.
I in no ways consider myself an expert, I know what I know, however, if I can pass on knowledge, information, or even inspiration, I do so to the best of my ability. When I give it out, the Good Lord, gives it too.
Not sure, but I am thinking that if you are logged into the Chat Room and leave without logging out, the room will show that you are still there. Has anyone else noticed this?
Sarge, Our 8pm is 1am for Keith. I can remember Seamus trying to hang with us yanks across the pond when you could literally see how exhausted the man was. I had a buddy in NZ who is 18 hrs ahead of me here in Fl. midnight here, Davey G was cooking his dinner, tomorrow. We used to post times when we would be there, eastern, central, mountain, western, etc.
I have tried every means available, nothin
I can't get any farther than being in the cr then I get messages that I am unable to have peer-to-peer connections or some such shit. I tried the Firefox, but like I said could only get in, couldn't communicate. Ho-Hum