RE: adjusting the notes of a song
- Subject: RE: adjusting the notes of a song
- From: "Hambone Hamilton" <harpmanx@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 10:16:15 -0500
Two suggestion for tunes like this: Learn them on chro OR try a Lee Oskar
Melody Maker tuning. I personally am not crazy about the LO harps (and I'm
in the minority) but the MM tuning is very handy for learning standard
melodies in 2nd position, because it eliminates the difficult 3 draw
double-bend that's very hard to play clean. I use the MM harps to play
Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Comin to Town, etc. to amaze my 4-yr old
daughter. At least she thinks it's cool!
>From: Tony Costine <acostine@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: Tony Costine <acostine@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: adjusting the notes of a song
>Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 20:28:07 -0500
>Hi, new to the group (hi group!). Was playing along with some of the tab on
>Harmonicacountry.com and found myself being bothered by the high notes
>Read where you can convert straight harp to cross harp tunes by subbing
>Tried to create a version of Danny Boy (that well known blues classic!) in
>cross--a version I could play that didn't use the 7 8 and 9 hole...but am
>having no luck.
>Is trying to convert songs like this a fools errand, or is it possible and
>just don't know enough yet to do it (certainly probable!)?
>Any help would be great,
>Also, any other sources of tab on the internet I haven't found yet? I think
>that it's helping educate my ear.
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