How about "I don't believe in IF anymore" by Roger Whitaker?
Just a small group here this year for Thanksgiving, 14. We had 52 a couple years back.
I have so many things to be thankful for, and I am thankful.
Undoubtedly. EastTop is probably the least expensive decent quality. Seydel, Suzuki, Hohner, Tombo are probably the top. Lee Oskar brand is made by
Tombo in Japan. An EastTop chromatic 12 hole is $100 and is decent. All the others are higher but worth the investment if you are to be a serious player.
If you are unsure start with the $100 EastTop. EastTop harmonicas are made in China. I'm not a big supporter of Chinese merchandise but I do own an EastTop pocket bass. It's quality doesn't meet Tombo's pocket bass by a wide margin and they are the same price.
A $10 or $15 chromatic must be all plastic. A toy most likely and I believe a waste of money.
I imagine others will come forth with their opinions. Trust this site, they won't lead you astray.
Michael Rennie was the first person to speak a line from an alien In "The Day the Earth Stood Still". He was hired to play Klatu as he wasn't well known in the US in the early 50's.
Middle C is indeed below the staff and has a line through it. That is the highest note on my Tombo Contra Bass, middle C. Then Bass clef begins and the Contra goes down 2 octaves. Middle C is the first line above the 5 line staff in bass clef. On a piano middle C is in the middle of the keyboard.
I'm not sure if they make a harmonica that goes to C1 with the possible exception of the 2nd reed on a double bass. The Contra is a single reed bass.
I am re-learning to read music and now I am going slowly to get the hole correct with what I see on the paper. It is beginning to fall into place!
Dezzy, It is about the fun. Just enjoy what you can do if only for yourself.
I have seen several of the videos of "players for change" doing stand by me. Currently my favorite version is by Rockapella.
Base guitar has the advantage of being able to do a chord then going back to the rhythm. Imagine trying a chord on bass harmonica, you'd have to have the wind of a hurricane. I don't.
I have enjoyed harmonica and the "Cats" since a young child. Really started picking up their albums as a teenager. Also saw them live in Albuquerque, NM
at the state fair. Marty Robbins was the headliner and the applause was mediocre. As it turned out the audience that night was there for the Harmonicats.
They were supposed to play 30 minutes but we wouldn't let them go for over an hour when the manager of the rodeo came on and said one last number then we need to finish the rodeo. They played a medley beginning with 12th street rag that lasted for about 6 or 7 minutes. Great Show! Brought the house down too.
For my 70th birthday last August my son got me an autographed photo of the Harmonicats with authentication certificate. It sits in the living room.
The cats made me a purist, just harmonicas, no drums or strings or any other instruments. They did several albums with Teo Macero that had a whole
orchestra. I have two of those albums but prefer just the guys without the accompaniment. Our club has a number of players with guitars and it is ok but
I still love the sweetness of just harmonicas.
My two cents.
Criticism is usually unfavorable comments while critique is critical estimate or discussion.
Playing bass is to set the rhythm, enhance the melody and give depth to the harmony. Also learning glissando's add "interest" to the music. Bass can bring
anticipation of either the melody or the harmony. Listen to the opening of Stand By Me where the bass sets the beat for the entrance of the melody.
I have had two teachers so far, both very good musicians. One seemed to want me to play the lead on bass which doesn't fit anything I had in mind and the
other kinda gets it but there is something lacking. Harmonica bass players basically play the roots and 5th of chords or I III V and Vll. Trying to learn when to do which is proving harder than I thought but still it seems to be coming along.
What sounds good to me may not sound as good to the listener because I have not followed the best path. Lordy, I make a lot of mistakes and I always think
everyone notices while I know that some do notice and some do not. I have trouble with chord changes as I don't always catch them but I know I can always fall back to root and fifth.
Critique is always welcome. I have made some progress but still feel I have a long way to go. If Dr approves next Monday I will get to practicing again
and have even been invited to play with a couple of fellows that play at coffee shops around the metro area of Denver.
Another week until the Dr will let me practice and I will try the slow blues in G. Sounds like fun! Hope I have enough air.
Anyone play "I'm a fool to care" by Les Paul and Mary Ford?
Well, here is the other end of the spectrum. I love Tom Jones. His version of Impossible Dream is the best ever. My late wife and I saw him in Vegas about 12 years ago. Didn't like his new songs much but always enjoyed his voice and power. I even have most of his albums but none of the later ones.
Out of Hs? How about The high and the mighty? Theme of the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. Hello young lovers? How can you mend a broken heart? Hand jive? Heartbreak? Happy Trails? Help? Hair? Hound Dog? House of the rising sun? Too bad I don't have a way to record, most don't sound good on bass anyway.
In one of the Dakotas? Come to Denver sometimes? We'd love to meet you. Mile High Harmonica Club. com
Every time I play harmonica someone asks if I play violin because I'm just fiddling with it.
It has been my experience that it is common amongst players with a large repertoire to go into another song during attempts to play certain songs due to
their similarities. Wish I had that problem. I have no library. I suspect bass players may do that with the rhythms that are similar.
Tnx for the download info. Too bad you didn't have the chords but since it is in C it shouldn't be too hard to figure out.
On a cool house, try using a heating pad on low for about 10 minutes to warm up your chromatic. This should help the sticking.
Most of the players in Colorado do this routinely. Lucky for me that basses don't have that problem. However, the double reed basses need to get warm to play the very low notes well.
Hurry back Sarge.
Nice clean notes. I am going to listen to it from my iTunes and then try to play bass with you.Well done Dex.