Anyone play a harp (harmonica)?

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CX

posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 09:32 AM
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Another thing ticked off my bucket list


Just bought myself my first harmonica, never played one but want to add to my musical skills.

I've settled on the new Hohner Crossover (C)....



I love the portability of them, and the great sound they can add to a group.

Anyone else play one? Any tips? I'll be looking around the net of course, but would welcome any advice here too.

Cheers.


CX.




posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 09:42 AM
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Yes I do. Practice, and practice alot. when you hear songs on the radio play along.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:52 AM
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play yer harp with a guitar use key of g on guitar....goes with c on harp


CX

posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 12:23 PM
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Thanks for that....practice practice.....cool......and play in G for a C harp. Got it.


Found a few easy starter vids on Youtube, just need to buy some earphones for my kids now.


CX.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 11:07 PM
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I play a little blues harp. With"cross harp" and when playing the guitar in G and the harp in C, the root note is on a draw note not a blow note. That's how blues players can bend their notes for that magical sound.

I like Hohner harps, vintage green bullet mic, and just about any small tube amp.

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posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 09:14 AM
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Some great and average harp players and bands you MUST listen to and try to emulate.

Greats: Toots Theilman, Magic Dick "J. Geils Band", Blues Traveler, Steven Tyler "Aerosmith"
Stevie Wonder PS-He does sometime get his bluesy-bends by using a harp/w a sliding modulating bar.
Roger Daltry "The WHO", Paul Butterfield "Paul Butterfield Blues Band"

Average: Bob Dylan, Huey Lewis, "WAR"

Good luck!
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:19 PM
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And one other couple.. You cant forget Mick Jagger, or John Mayall ("The Bluesbreakers")
Try and get "Time to move" by him. Intense harp! And also Blackfoot's "Train, Train"
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 05:26 PM
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Here's one of the Best!

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