Re: Octaves WAS [Harp-L] PT Gazell is the man
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- From: "steve warner" <10reedsbent@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:37:05 -0800
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Yes Yes! I'm speaking of blocking 3 holes on the draws. That's where it
just seems hard to get that thick "separate" reed octave that just sounds
thick and fantastic...
On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 9:03 AM, Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> "steve warner" wrote:
> <I just love the 3 hole tongue block draw octaves, but to my ears it seems
> <those who I know for a fact that use the 1896 Marine Band, they just seem
> <get a better sounding octave that's fuller and fatter in that register.
> <What I'm talking about has nothing to do with the player because I hear
> <virtuoso players who don't use the 1896 and they just don't seem to have
> <that fat sounding octave. Musslewhite is one grand master who doesn't get
> <that fat octave like I'm talking about. You understand what Im saying,
> An octave by definition is two notes played simultaneously where one note
> is either double or half the frequency of the other--for example, middle C
> played simultaneously with the nearest higher or lower C. Since the only
> octaves on a diatonic harp are located either 4 holes or 5 holes apart
> (i.e., the blow octaves all the way up and down and the draw octaves
> starting at the 3-7 split), what is a "3 hole tongue block octave"?
> Do you mean a 4-hole octave where 3 holes are blocked by the tongue, e.g.
> draw 1-2-3-4 where 1-2-3 are tongue blocked? Or do you mean a chord, as
> opposed to an octave?
> Thanks, Richard Hunter
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fattest tone on earth!
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