Thumb on Hole 9 [was RE: SBS vs. 365 (was 364) 14 (was 12) hole l ow harps]

Ken M. writes:

> One thing I'll do with the SBS
> is to plant my thumb over the
> harp up around hole 9 somewhere...

I discovered this trick and use it all the time, mostly when I'm playing
Irish jigs and reels. Typically there are repeating jumps over intervals,
often with alternating top notes. These are done on the fiddle just by
changing strings, or on the accordion by stretching your fingers a little.
The thumb helps tremndously in hitting the hole cleanly at full speed.

Of course the harmonica has the advantage on rapid arpeggios (if we luck out
on the notes:-)

Bob Laughton

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