I tongue block too. I also employ a technique passed to me by Rod Piazza, who claims he got it from George "Harmonica" Smith. When playing chromatic, Rod told me to get the instrument as far back as is comfortable, it helps facilitate chords and greatly enhances tone. I was hooked the first time I tried it.
I had an alphabet challenge the other day. While having some cocktails at a local establishment, the barmaid came running up to me and asked if I knew CPR, to which I replied: "Hell I know the entire alphabet"! Everyone just laughed and laughed, well, all except this one guy.
Bruce Channel had a big hit with "Hey Baby" it climbed to number 2 on the R&B charts in 1962, Delbert McClinton played the harmonica part. Later in the year Delbert accompanied Bruce on a European tour, while in Britain he met a young musician by the name of John Lennon and taught him the rudiments of harmonica. "Love, Love Me Do" comes to mind.
I read his supposed "profile". He lives in the state of California, city/town New York.
Yup, he's a fer sure a, righteous, honest, paragon of virtue, sure to go far here at the HC.
I stand by earlier comments, I challenge *Larry Walker, to refudiate/make sense of his post.
"Even In A Gray Area, The Choice Is Always Black, or White."
Just another Spammer Sock Cooker.
Me Design a program that allow you to reach thru innernet and snatch a knot in the offenders ass!
I'd buy it
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.