Re: Chromatic Blues Technique - off on an Irish tangent (sorry!)
- Subject: Re: Chromatic Blues Technique - off on an Irish tangent (sorry!)
- From: "Stephen Shaw" <moorcot@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 00:59:24 +0000
I've been following this thread with interest. I use diatonic harps most of
the time for my Irish stuff but I do use a 10-hole G chromonica quite a bit.
It's a bit shorter than those 12 and 14 hole monsters (typical diatonic
man speak) so I can get something of a half-decent cup. But - here comes
the tangent - I also use those huge double-sided Hohner Echo harps - 24
holes long each side, almost an inch broader than a 270 and over an inch
longer. I use my green bullet with these as with my other harps but
basically I just abjectly hold the thing as best I can up against the mic.
Being double-sided, the side I'm playing isn't exactly close to the mic so I
end up turning the volume up a bit and sounding a bit on the dry side. I
doubt whether even King Kong could get a decent cup on that. If anyone has
any wrinkles I'd be glad to hear. I KNOW you can get single-sided Echos -
but I like to be able to flip 'em over to get a key change mid-medley!
Sorry about muscling in on a chromatic thread, but at least I waited for a
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