[Harp-L] New harmonica tracks
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- Subject: [Harp-L] New harmonica tracks
- From: Richard Hammersley <rhhammersley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 01:14:07 +0000
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Dear colleagues in harmonicology
My condolences for the loss of Pat Ramsey and the hurt it has caused.
I've just recorded and put up 4 new improvised solo harmonica tracks
at the following address
I would appreciate any feedback about technique because having been on
this list six months I think the approach I have developed is
asethetically deviant in that I seem to be seeking a sound that is
different from what a lot of people want to hear on the harmonica.
So I can't tell whether the end result is good in harmonica playing
terms or not. This is kind of a weird feeling, because BEFORE I
subscribed to harp-l I thought, all innocent of overblows etc, that I
was pretty good if too bone idle to learn a tune all the way through.
Harmonicas used were Suzuki MR350v, Hohner XB40 and a Hering 1923
vintage harp. These are all harps that I find so amazing in their own
ways to play that I don't (yet) feel the need for customized
instruments. I grew up on frankly weak Hohner echo super vampers, if
you could grind a tone out of them (even after soaking them in beer)
you were doing well.
Global love and peace
Grantshouse, Scottish Borders
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