Pump your brakes a lil bit, like I said I am just a regular guy, no blues recording star. This "CD" Jim (Sarge) speaks so highly of is but a Demo I did 16 years ago, it sounds good, and I appreciate, and am flattered that others enjoy it. Maybe I should sell it;) Royalties!! Royalties!! I wish.
I would have no trouble with it being here at the HC, but I don't want to go thru YouTube or some other service that puts it out to the entire world as this was a collaborative effort and I wouldn't feel right about putting out like that without the permission of all involved.
Seamus, (James) had a lot of my stuff here at one time dunno what happened to it. We can all meet and talk and play in the Chat room once it gets sorted out.
SARGE is the sheezit in MY BOOK. Do you guys know he is a "Champion" player? Truly an original, organic, instinctual player. But, as you've all been witness to, he is one hell of a show off and hot dog:lol:
I predict his next cunning stunt will involve a Hohner 64 Chromonica.
Regards, Pete aka, Reed Smith
My really cool thoughts go here
I am but a humble guy who wanted to play harmonica, I wanted it very much. I searched every which way to Sunday looking/listening to every thing harmonica. I was blessed with the ability to sing, not great, but I had ability, I worked hard to develop both my harmonica and vocal chops. LISTENING is my key, yeah, I practice scales, positions, chordal structure, etc, but my ear is what I use to make the best of practice time.
My older brother played and recorded out of Capricorn Studios of Macon Georgia when I was coming up, I have met many people in the music/entertainment business, and most every one is just like you or me, raising families, working hard, and living life to the best of it. And there are A**holes, like every other walk of life. The Allmans were all nice guys, met Cher when Greg was dating her. Jaimo is a good friend to this day. Les Dudek is a neighbor and long time brother, I played with the "Legendary Jon Corneal and his Compadres" for a couple years, still sit in on occasion. I have met B.B. King (if I were a woman, I'd had his children), wonderfully kind gentleman,
John Lee Hooker gave my a picture button pin of himself in the kitchen of a dive he was playing in Tampa. My wife and I had dinner with "Little Charlie and the Nite Cats" Charlie Baty, Rick Estrin, June Core, and Ronnie James Webber, the gig was a blast too. Kim Wilson will literally talk your ear off, was super nice to me, but I've heard rumors to the contrary, to which I attribute to a bad day.
It is out there, seek it.
Good to know all is well!
My good friend, and fellow Harmonica Club member seems to be missing in action.
As it so turned out Sarge, his girl Jan, and myself, unbeknownst to each others doings,
all had dental surgery last week, pretty much the same work too.
It kicked my old ass pretty good, I lost a lot of blood and was pretty puny for a few days.
Sarge (Jim) is in a very rural area as most of you know, and had to drive hours for treatment, I have not been able to contact him for a few days now, I have called his cell phone, and left Emails to no avail. I pray all is well for both Jim and Jan. If any one has heard from him in the last 5 days, let me know.
I had the same problem, however, I wasn't using *Firefox, *Chrome, or *Opera, as recommended by JamesA (pg. 4 of this thread). I now use *Firefox and get in with no problems. If you get in watch the tutorials as they'll help you navigate the page.
I remember one time at fish camp we had a great jam session. There were a couple fellows down from Louisiana, one played Cajun accordion, the other guitar. The accordion man sang several tunes in French. Afterward, I ask what some of the tunes translated to, as he'd sang them impeccably, he said he had no idea as he didn't speak French, and had learned the tunes phonetically. I was impressed none the less, perhaps more so.
Seamus mentioned that it would be self censuring until moderators could be established as/if needed.
I notice functions at the CR that could affectively be used to ignore interlopers, but you would be reduced to typing personal messages back and forth, which kinda defeats a CR.
What happened to the section that listed Harmonica Club members? I ask because I see names in the Chat Room that I have never seen at the HC. I don't wish to spend time with trolls, or someone who has no legitimate reason for being there.
I remember a troll from the last chat room, he'd set his camera on a pornographic image, took about 6 hours to get it removed. Crap like that is unnecessary.
I GOT A CONTRAPTION FOR YER POS SELF.
Show-Off! Yammo nick name you Hot Dog!
I prefer a LowF harmonica as compared to the standard F. Depends on the tune tho, sometimes I use both, switching back and forth. However, my favorite "low" harp is an A harp, much more versatile for me in a blues context. I have A(1st pos.), E(2nd pos.), and B/Bm (3rd pos.). I know, an A harp is not a low harp per se, but in the Hohner line it is known as a long slot model. A quick explain: Hohner uses two types of reed plate slots, on "low" harps and standard harmonicas up to the key of C, a slot length known as "long" is used. On harmonicas keyed D-F# and even High G, a reed plate known as a "short" slot is used. The point I am getting to is that long slot harmonicas are much easier to bend in the upper octaves than the short slot harmonicas. A "low"F, falls into the "long" slot category, whereas the standard F is in the "short" slot category". Ho-Hum
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.