Re: Help, new to harps.

Diatonic scale-"a scale consisting of whole and half-tone steps"
Diatonic chord-"a chord whose tones conform to a diatonic scale."
Diatonic-An order of tones expressed by the white keys of the piano;
concerning scasles with progressing degrees of different names.
Degrees-Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do (OR octave).  MAJOR SCALE!
there are only 12 TONES in western music (as opposed to eastern music)
7 of these tones are MAJOR! The remaining 5 are Flats and/or Sharps.
The white keys on a piano are whole tones, black keys are Flats and/or 
OCTAVE- root word is OCT for eight (8), (e.g. octet, octagon, etc.)
If you count from Do to Ti there are seven tones, The next tone (Do)
is the eighth tone or the OCTAVE of Do.  Piano has 8 octave range;
guitar has 4 octave range; I believe diatonic harp (harps in a certain 
key) is 2 octave range.  Chromatic harp has sharps/flats I believe(?)
TREMOLO - in singing tremolo is explained as a slight fluctuation in 
pitch, such as at the end of a phrase.  OR a trembling or quavering, 
rapid repition of a note.

On Tue, 5 Jul 1994 AUJKW@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> A few weeks ago I bought a Hohner Pocket Pal and have been messing
> around with it trying to learn some basic tunes. I sent away for
> Hohner's information kit and was overwhelmed by the amount of and
> types of harmonicas out there! 
> I am completely new harmonicas and music in general. Could someone
> explain to me the differences between "diatonic", "tremolo", "octave",
> and "chromatic" harmonicas? Are there different styles of music played
> with each type of harmonica? I'm so confused....
> Thanks, Jason. 
> aujkw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> (I hope this post wasn't redundant--please excuse my naivete if it is
> and reply via personal mail)

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