Hi ,I'm sure that others probably have a better idea of your set up, that you have going now.
I see lots of testimonials on the various effects pedals For me I'm on the simple side ..a bullet mic for hard driving blues and a shure 58 for playing more with a vocalist with out drowning them out stuff like that.
When playing a jam with some friends, which invariably drowns me out, one fellow had an effects pedal either for his guitar or harp (I forget) either way we asked him to knock it off after awhile.
So I would say if you're playing with a band or group and they are all amped up hard then I would go for the pedal.
Kind of if you're playing for a club or a luncheon might be one way to think of the difference of how you want it to sound, and of course even if you have the pedal not that you would have to use it for each song.
Some of the others who might be playing for a living, probably have a more indepth view of what works and what doesn't.
mostly I think all would agree ...feedback in the amps is evil....
okay have to give these guy their due, in case there was ever any doubt how good these guys were.
"The Dance of Hours" I knew it as..." Hello mother hello father here we are at camp Greenada or something along those lines.
I would be glad to be able to play just a portion of this...these guys nailed it !
I'm flexible I love many old tunes...I like music history etc.
Doing my practice now so haven't checked out the tunes but I'm curious.
Loved the Harmonica Cats version of Mack...it started out pretty cutesie but by mid way through they were jazzing it up.
So with Mack does anyone have a french version (doesn't have to be harp.)
I never do vocals but I think it would floor them if I did at least one verse in french....
Looking for songs that are widely known in many countries...
okay I supposed to practicing now....
As it is I almost started saying nice things about it today.
The 2nd draw does have the rattle most every time,but other than that it actually seemed to free up a bit once I tweaked the button arm by giving it a little bend to straighten it out. I'll look for an instruction video about wind savers..I'm not up on the subject.
So testing out the harp with "Mack the Knife"...always liked that song.
I've been looking at old Louis Armstrong versions
turns out it's from an opera..
I never would have guessed...
I was thinking wind savers, but I don't know anything about them....as yet.
Today I noticed that the slide was not retracting all the way..almost but not quite, so I fiddled with the button and it seemed to help. Do people use something to help the slider glide a bit better...or best to not use something ?
I'm trying to keep a light touch with the breath when playing...this might be the 1st harp that I might think of gaping on a note or two..but I want to play it for a bit to see if that is unnecessary.
....by and large I do like the tone and it fits in the hands pretty comfortably...
Thanks , I didn't know they had a warranty. (new since 2015 is how they listed it) for returns and what not.
I was hoping to find a warmer sounding chromatic so thought I would give a chrometta a try and opted for the 10.
It came last week okay but several of the holes rattle. Sounds like paper and basically unplayable.
Unfortunately it went right to the junk drawer. I'd like to fix it up to play, but not inspiring to have a brand new harp as a fixer upper.
I did a quick search here and see the 8 is popular... is there some basic difference that I'm not understanding ?
and of course tips on how to get this one up and running. would be much appreciated.
I just purchased the Harpninja program for android tablet.
I'm liking it from the get go.
It has some of the bendometer type features,
In particular, I like the record part where you can work on a lick or phrase and have instant playback for 30 seconds.
I certainly starting using that from day one..which actually was yesterday.
I listened to the various tutorials that he offers,but haven't gotten to deep into it yet.
Love the near instant note identification.
....anyone else making use of it ?
Nice Yankee video..also nice it shows that we don't have to really be in our videos, we can use pictures and what not as he did.. I find the you tube to be very "user friendly"
Mr Keith...I missed the whole thing. I also sometimes put things up then take em down after a short while.
Just wanted to mention I almost always play/ practice using a mic. So, of course, various schools of thought on that.
Glad to see you're giving it a go.
Great video, very creative, and of course loved the song (no spoiler alert as to it's name eh heh).
After years of winter camping I know...you gotta sleep in that thing overnight (go for a full moon evening)
Don't forget the candle and a breathing hole in the top !
we always head north...though I hear there are some random "snow birds" who travel south in the winter up there as well.... a shocking concept...
Enjoy..stay warm...do you collect snow shoes as well as harmonicas ?
After a dozen pair I promised my wife no more..till we started kayaking...and a dozen later....well you get the idea.
Now for harmonica collections..I hear there is unlimited potential there...they way life should be...
Not to worry I'm sure we'll all be looking for the current versions of the laws as well.
thanks again for the info...
Thanks, that's a great overview of how the rules and regulations.
I learned that. at least for some songs people work up different intro's or tags at the end and spend considerable time on it.
(I learned this from my wife's various a cappella competitions etc They do have to buy whatever arrangements that they may use.)
Nice info about whether you are performing for free or as a non profit....we started wondering about that esp when we played up north (quebec) I was thinking it would be safer to do it as a fund raiser for a local project or need..
We aren't filling concert halls...just local venues..depending which country we're in.
Good to hear songs before 1942 are public domain.
(hope I'm not side tracking this thread to much..thanks)
Good question..I have had You tube put a notification of copy write infringement along side of a newly posted video and it was something like the happy birthday song or along those lines. Now that I think of it it was some of the Christmas tunes.
I think in those cases it shows right up on my channel as I posted.
We just put a bunch of stuff on it with no problem old tunes and standbys.
Also I know one fellow who prefers to write his own songs that way nobody claiming infringement. I am not sure when one of your own tunes become protected. I think publishing on you tube gives proof that at least you were doing it at such an such a date....but I'm shaky on a lot of that stuff.
I would feel bad if I did a friends tune (with his permission) if we would we be vulnerable to somebody ripping it off
Songs like Whammer Jammer or Room to Move where the original people are still alive...I tend to say "Here is a tune inspired by"...etc etc
so I would also be curious what others do
The one I have available she made for me to practice my solos and fills etc with it.
So those measures are kind of just a backing track to play against, but I'm not sure she would want to put it out there as such. We'll probably run the song tomorrow or I'll give another search.
Glad you liked Trouble in Mind...Mike Rodgers version. I'll pass the word along to him, I'll see him next week. I think he's been 75 for a couple of years now.
That was a nice find guy did great with the vocals.
couldn't find a copy of Paper Moon with both of us on it. Just her doing it solo so well have to make sure to make a recording. Funny we play it a lot so will keep at it.
Here's an audio of "Trouble in Mind " that we are smoothing out .It's Mike Rodgers version of an old 1924 song.
(please let me know if it doesn't play... thanks)
Yes that's what I'm thinking.
I loved that song as a kid...is that how you know it also ?
Well, thank you.
it's an audio file so it'll take me a bit to find it.
I wanted to mention I was able to lighten the original "All of Me" even more so I reposted it
the young fellow is the real deal. 20 min snowshoe to his place..no elec.. no running water... chip through the ice for daily water...there are some hardy souls living in the bush up there.
You've been playing all these years ever do some vocal recording... I haven't but might work up my courage for the Sixteen Ton and What Do You ? get song