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.
It is mistakes that make you better. Do not edit out the mistakes but learn from them. No one is perfect, even the best in the world make mistakes. They just don't make as many.
Look at HarmonicaMD.com Dr. Schaman has a Seydel harmonica just for people with breathing problems. It is an 8 chord about the size of a diatonic.
There are chordal jams that you can download and play as well. C on Schaman is a draw as is D. F and G are blow and each chord also has its' 7th as a
fifth hole..$200 US. I always feel better after practicing whether the Schaman or my bass.
I sold the Suzuki 39. The man who bought it says it is now his favorite. Thanks for the offer anyway.
You can remove all of this topic as I sold the tremolo.
So, SPAH 2017 was great! I took 3 harmonicas to sell and sold all 3 in 45 minutes. Plus I sold another before I left home. This leaves me with 4 bass harmonicas instead of 7. I did buy one used Cordet 20 by Huang for $75. My teacher has been after me for over a year to buy the Cordet but I couldn't
find one any where on-line. They had 2 to sell plus a Huang double bass that went for $150. These benefitted the youth program with the funds as they
all were donated harmonicas.
The entertainment at night was very good. A Ten harmonica group played orchestral music from the 30's-40's and were absolutely amazing. There were several trios and quartets. Ross Garren and partner were the 2nd highlight for me. I bought 2 CD's of theirs.
Jams were fun too, I played Monday night until my lips swelled up. In the hall jams were where I spent most of my time. The country jams after the stage
shows I got into each night but Mike Caldwell overshadowed Lonny Joe so it was less fun than the past two years.
There were about 475 people there including entertainers and vendors. 420 at the Saturday night banquet. Tulsa club had 40 members, St. Louis had 33 and Colorado had 23, 50% of our members, in attendance. Kansas City club has failed but they are trying to set up again.Seems like quite a few people
from Florida but from all over and not associated. An all women' s club in Texas was represented too, they have 12 members.
There were 11 or 12 vendors. 28 bass players plus the 3 presenters made for a full room at the bass seminar given by Judy and Al Smith, Ken Moyer was a
joint presenter. Unfortunately they had no handouts and I only managed to copy some of the material but I learned quite a lot in a short time. A "Meet-up" seminar presenter had some good ideas for finding new members for our club that I intend to use.
Saw many acquaintances I had made over the last 2 years and made some new friends also. Missed meeting Sarge and that was a disappointment for me but there may be another time for that.
Seems a number of people wanted to see both my pocket bass and the new Contra Bass. I played the pocket bass the most and only a little on the Contra
as I am still learning to hit the notes. I feel I did well with the Contra despite only having had it for 2 months. Missed too many holes though. Judy Smith also
asked to see both and was impressed with the sound of the Contra. Pleased me a lot.
Wife and I went to 2 museums, Tulsa Air and Space and Will Rogers. Both were interesting. Tried several restaurants with mixed reviews. Hotel food quite expensive. A "Hospitality" room with drinks and light foods, candy and cookies were available.
Overall Tulsa club members worked hard to do a nice job. Next year SPAH will be in St. Louis. Already starting to plan it. Hope to see more of the members from this forum next year.
It has been nearly a year and no bites. How about a bargain! Asking $65 just to move this harmonica. It actually belongs to my wife who does not play
You pay shipping. Brand new with case.
If you can get to Tulsa in August you won't have to wait for a year. SPAH starts the 16th & goes through the 19th. About 500 harmonica players will be there.
I liked the external for a "cleaner" note.
Hi crashsq! Welcome, what type of harmonica are you playing? This is a great site and improving too.
Sarge, I will be in some seminar or other I imagine in the early mornings. I will look for you around noon at the registration table and before the seminars start
I have Judys' book. I hope to be more proficient at reading music later in the year and then it will be a good study.
I have found and purchased the brackets. Maybe Keith can just delete these 2 postings.
I am trying to arrange a meeting with Al and Judy to discuss a project concerning bass playing at SPAH this year. I'm taking a writing pad to the meeting
and hope to get some great ideas. Along with interviews with other accomplished bass players I hope to have a pamphlet for beginning bass players.
This hopefully will shorten the learning curve.
At this point this is just a dream and not a money making idea for me. However, it is an attempt to jump start my own playing. If in the long run it will help other beginning bass players I will have hit a home run.
That was an entertaining piece Sarge and thank you for posting it. By the way, have you decided which day(s) you will be at SPAH?
I live in Firestone, CO. It is about 25 miles north of Denver and 12 miles north of the metro area. Firestone straddles I-25 and is 5 miles east of Longmont in Weld county. We are a small town growing into a bedroom community for Denver and suburbs.
Re your post #8825 regarding chord/bass sites. I have searched extensively for bass sites and have found NONE.
I have mostly been searching for ideas to enhance the bassline. Playing scales, root, 3rd and 5th, 5 bar blues progression can be started without too much effort. Now then, finding "riifs" has been much more difficult. My lesson yesterday my teacher showed me a progression with chord changes and how to get there was new for me and interesting. I will work on them now.
In the mean time I am talking to any bass player that will give me other clues how to sound better and enhance those that I play with. I can do a basic glissando
in C that is a nice finish to some songs. Many bass players want to be the "star" and play the melody. I too have one that I am working on just for fun rather than being the star. A bassline that adds to the depth of the music, keeps the beat correct is my goal.
I am having to work on getting a good note, clean and getting the spacing on my new Tombo is coming along but still needs a lot of work. A lot of songs I have found are I, VI ,IV, V. Like STAY by Maurice Williams and start on G. It is a piece of cake on the pocket bass but another matter on the full bass.
I guess practice will cure most of that though.
I hope to reach out to bass players to contribute to this site. It is rough going though but with more effort we can accomplish the task.