Your "Frosty The Snowman" is just what I needed to hear, to get my mind off of the summer heat here in Florida. Thanks for the breeze, sounds good on your tremolo.
Irv...just wondering if you have the tongue blocking on either side for the diatonic as well.
I know I practice it quite a bit...often I think the tonality is different depending which side I block...then again perhaps not...
just curious what you think...thanks
Yes I can tongue block either side with the diatonic as well.
And yes I do notice a difference in the tone depending on which side you block. I know it seems strange that if you are playing the same hole, it should sound the same either way, left or right tongue block. However, you have to take into consideration that there may be changes in the air stream intensity and volume, and mouth cavity, due to the tongue's position.
Also if you can play melody and rhythm at the same time, try it with the tongue left and then right, for a different sound.
Thanks guys for the kind comments.
"It appears to me that you are a purse lips man,am I right? Eric."
Actually Eric, I can play tongue
Block, left or right, and lip block too.
However I find that lately if I play purse lips (tongue not touching the mouthpiece) there is a lot less saliva, and a drier harmonica. The down side is that more accuracy is required to hit the right hole.
I remember that song, and as an Octogenarian It's very true. As the song states "The years do go by, as quickly as a wink, enjoy yourself it's later than you think".
Good job on the playing, and excellent relevant photos in the video.
Very nice, one of my favorite songs. Sounded professional, on the bar counter to your left is an illuminated number 10. I would also rate it a 10. well done Eric.
I recently bought a microphone for a bargain price from an electronics store that was closing. I thought about using it in place of my laptop microphone, which I now use for all my videos.
I recorded the same thing for comparing both microphones.
Perhaps some of you folks could give a listen and let me know if
they sound about the same, or if one is slightly better.
I am using a new Eastop harmonica that I highly recommend.
I think this older tune originated from the middle east. I always had visions of Egypt and exotic dancers whenever I heard it played.
In the sixties it was recorded as a souped up very fast rock version.
That rock version was latter used as the theme song for the movie
I'm playing it the slow way with my visions included. Here is the link.
I'm not hesitating to say that your playing of "Hesitation Blues" on the chord harmonica, sounded very good.
Eric the name of the song is "I Get Ideas" How did Pedro get in there?
I enjoyed your folk song
"Drovers Dream" it's a fun song with a nice lively melody to it.
However with my hearing (I wear two hearing aids) I couldn't catch all the words. So I looked it up on you tube and found the song with lyrics. Now that I know what it's all about, I can really appreciate your post even more, thanks Richard.
For those who want to see the lyrics, you can find it here.
Try this link for Irishscot Danny Boy
My "D" song for this month is "Donkey Serenade". It's from an older movie, but the song was popular for many years afterwards. You can watch the original movie clip to see why the song is called
This is the film clip from the movie, it's about four minutes long.
And here is my strange harmonica version of it.