Re: Chromatic octave tips? - scales - Clarke?
- Subject: Re: Chromatic octave tips? - scales - Clarke?
- From: the Leones <leone@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 01:09:14 -0400
>I support Howard Chandler's point about the support provided by this list.
>My recent switch from Diatonic to Chromatic has been assisted
>greatly by a lot of people like yrself as well as Jp, Dave Brown,
>Larry pratt, Mitch Weiss, and some others (sorry i don't have all yr
>names here but I - i have yr posts at home).
> All provided lots of advice in helping me choose one and get me
>started and last night I was cursing for not having switched before.
First of all, you shouldn't feel that way. ANY work with a
harmonica is GOOD work. Strangely there are a lot of players on this
list who don't converse very much about chromatics HERE. I guess a
lot of us feel that this is mainly a diatonic list. (No, don't toss
bricks). I myself am basically a chromatic player who happens to play
some diatonic. On THIS side of the mountain, I basically LEARN as the
clientelle here is of the "monster" category.
I started chromatic FIRST. Not sure if that was smart either.
>while the two instruments are very different it's amazing how much
>the legwork of learning other modes/positions has benefitted and I
>strongly advise all other beginners to start learning 3rd positon
>now... I would have stuck in 2nd all my life if it wasn't for the
>urging of folks here.
>My grimaces have helped out enormously for octaves - jam that cx12
>mouthpiece in damn hard and bite like a rabid mongrel on a burglar's
Octaves are easy once you get the hang, but I wouldn't agree with
the "Jamming" scenario. For chromatic, you want to stand FARTHER away
from the thing and barely touch it - or your lips will pay the price.
Also, don't neglect 3rds 5ths 7ths and double stops, splits, and MY
> - but what would I know, word on the street is I squeal like a pig
>on my LOs anyway.
>Hohner won't have anything to complain about with the deductions
>from my next two paychecks. Here's to the makings of my first real
First pay the rent and buy the food. Don't become a "Compulsive" (:
>For all the folk out there who also take the time to put up webpages
>too - they are being read and definitely appreciated.
> >>> "G
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